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Petersfield to Liss station day out

Petersfield to Liss Panoramic Walk - Walks in Hampshire

Distance - 11 miles or 5 miles

The highlight of this walk is on top of Shoulder of Mutton Hill, where you can admire the stunning views of the Hampshire landscape and the South Downs. After lunch the route leaves the Hangers Way, following a network of public footpaths over large fields.

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Part 1

Leave Petersfield station through the ticket office. Turn left, then turn left again, crossing the railway line. After about 140 metres, turn right following the Hangers Way sign by the car dealership.

In about 20 metres, veer left following the public footpath sign.

Continue to a four-way junction and straight onto a road.

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Part 2

Turn left using the pavement to reach Tilmore Gardens. Keep following the Hangers Way signs, crossing the A3 by bridge, until you reach the All Saints Church.

Turn right here, and then take your next left. Follow the signs across the recreation ground and through the woods. After half a mile, you will find a road along the edge of an open field.

Turn right, passing Mill Cottage. Take the footpath on the left by the waterfall, and then turn left again at the T junction. Continue on past a large pond on your left.

Turn hard right and keep on this track for about 400 metres until you reach a tarmac lane.

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Part 3

For the steep ascent of Shoulder of Mutton Hill, turn right and then almost immediately left following the footpath sign.

Cross a stile and take the middle path uphill. You will pass the memorial to war poet Edward Thomas in 320 metres.

Continue uphill. Pass the back of a nature reserve sign and carry on through a wooden barrier. Turn right at the Hangers Way sign.

The path is marked with Hangers Way signs (sometimes on the reverse of the numerous stiles). Follow these signs. The path offers occasional views of Hawkley in the distance.

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Part 4

After about a mile, you will reach the crossroads at Hawkley. Turn right to the Hawkley Inn, which is about 100 metres away. This rustic pub is an excellent lunch spot which offers real ales and good food.

From the pub, turn right and pass the village green and the Old Post Office. Continue following Hangers Way signs - there are six more over the next mile.

Cross a stile and follow the footpath sign, which leads diagonally across a field to the top right corner. Cross a stile and head in the direction of another stile, 180 metres at the left corner of the next field. Cross this stile, and turn left on the tarmac lane. Pass the Vann House and continue beyond the brow of the hill. Turn right following the Hangers Way signs through fields for the next 600 metres.

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Part 5

The route now leaves the Hangers Way path. You will emerge by a lane, where you shoudl make the turn to the right (ignoring the Hangers Way sign to your left).

Continue for 230 metres, passing Quarry Farm. Turn right on to a byway, and carry on towards Mill Lane. You will pass numerous farm buildings.

Turn right, and then left up a footpath after 65 metres. After another 25 metres, turn left and walk straight on through fields. Pass over five stiles to reach a byway.

Follow the byway to the right. The byway crosses a lane after 460 metres - turn right. After 140 metres, turn left up an obscured bridleway and follow it along the field edge. You will reach a metal gate and Upland Lane after 370 metres.

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Part 6

On Upland Lane turn left. Pass Slip Cottage and carry on for 550 metres to reach Scotland Farm.

Continue along for another half mile, to reach a byway with a cottage on your right.

Follow the byway to Hawkley Road. Turn left and continue along the right-hand verge for about two miles to reach Station Road and Liss train station.

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