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Buriton Literary Walk Inspired by W H Hudson

East Hampshire


Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5RS
Buriton Literary Walk Inspired by W H Hudson


This walk starts in the village of Buriton and explores parts of the South Downs National Park. W H Hudson was an accomplished, self taught field naturalist. His first book was published in 1885 and his twenty-third a year after his death in 1922.

After exploring the Sussex Downs and the publication of Nature in Downland in 1900, he transferred his attention to Hampshire. 1903 saw the publication of his Hampshire Days. It was Easter 1900 when he discovered Buriton.

The walk starts at Buriton Pond, opposite St Mary's Church.

Distance: The main route is 2.5 miles but it can be done in 2 miles if using the shortcut (Download route for details).

Buriton lies east of the A3 two miles south of Petersfield. Follow the signs from the A3. The suggested start is from the village pond by the church. 

Car parking: There is a public car park by the junction at the bottom of Kiln Lane. 

Rail: The nearest station to the start point is Petersfield which is 2 miles away. 

Places of interest: QueenElizabeth Country park and St Mary's Church in the village of Buriton. 

Places to eat: The Five Bells, The Maple Inn and the cafe at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 

The route can been downloaded below (PDF).


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