Walking in Hampshire

Petersfield to Buriton

The path now runs south across small fields and along hidden shallow valleys to the village of Buriton. From here you can see the imposing scarp slope of the South Downs.

In the graveyard of St Mary’s Church is the unmarked grave of the eminent 17th century botanist, John Goodyer.

His reputation was so great that during the Civil War a royalist general ordered his men "... on all occasions to defend and protect John Goodyer, his house, servants, family, goods, chattels and estates of all sorts from all damages, disturbances and oppressions whatever".

Distances 2.5 miles (4km), 1 hour  Large route map

Petersfield Tourist Information Centre tel 01730 268829

The Five Bells, Buriton, tel 01730 263584
The Master Robert, Buriton, tel 01730 267275   

Route map