Friday, 6 September 2019
Start time: 10:15
(Estimated finish time: 15:30)
Moderate 9.8 miles / 15.8 km
We meet in East Meon. From the car park in East Meon we walk to the church for the 10:28 bus (new timetable started mid-Feb and only runs certain days)
We take the bus to Petersfield and on to the Tesco store. Our walking route follows The Hangers Way to Buriton then we walk up into the Queen Elizabeth country park and down to the Park centre (Cafe and toilets). Then we follow the South Downs Way up onto Butser Hill then down to pass the source of the River Meon and back to East Meon.
Upadte 04/09/19: bus time confirmed as 10:28. Route will be a little shorter (about 9.8 miles). Leader will be arriving at car park just after 10am due to an urgent appointment.
Park in the East Meon village car park off Workhouse Lane at the west end of the village.
Grid reference: SU677222
Nearest postcode: GU32 1PF
Start time: 10:15
This is a linear walk
We start across fields then forest tracks and paths. The South Downs Way is a mix of grassland and tracks. There are a few short sections beside roads. It is fairly hilly. A few stiles, no steep descents.
Note: this is a bus walk starting from East Meon so bring your bus pass. The bus stop is about 10 minutes walk from the car park in East Meon. Note the new bus time. There are toilets at Tesco at the start of the walk, and at the Park Centre
Strand: Julian's bus walks
Local walk grade: B
Ascent: 436 m / 1431 feet
Surroundings: Village, Farmland, Woodland, Country park
Facilities: Refreshments, Toilet, Parking
Designation: National Park
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