Quiet hills and forests, 2 country pubs, and Cowdray Park.
|Length||16.3 km (10.1 mi) with 426 metres of ascent|
|Toughness||5 out of 10|
|OS Maps||OS Explorer Maps: OL33 (was 133)|
The route of this walk leads out of Haslemere in a southerly direction through Camelsdale and steeply up to Marley Common, a mixture of mature woodland and open heathland and then continues south through a fine mix of quiet forests with frequent far views out to the South Downs or back to Black Down. The walk continues to the scenic villages of Fernhurst and then Henley with their respective pubs, the latter halfway up another steep ascent to Verdleyhill.
This walk is the northerly section of the unmarked Midhurst Way, which has been created by John Trueman, local to the area and a passionate advocate of outdoor pursuits. It runs between Arundel and Haslemere. The southerly section Arundel to Midhurst is available as a separate SWC Walk.
For a shortcut, the Midhurst to Haslemere bus line 70 also stops along the route in: Fernhurst, Henley (above the village on the A-road) and Easebourne (350m off-route on the A286).
The Red Lion The Green, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3HY (01428 643 112). Open 11.30-23.00 Mon-Sat and 11.30-22.30 Sun. Food served 12.00-15.00 and 18.00-21.00 daily (not Sun evenings). The Red Lion is located 6.2 km (3.8 mi) into the walk.
Haslemere station is on the Portsmouth Direct Line from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, with up to four trains an hour Mon-Sat (two on Sundays). Journey time is from 48 minutes Mon-Sat (56 minutes on Sundays).
Midhurst Taxi: BJ's Private Hire (01730 716327 or 07732 590806).
Travel from Midhurst Updated Mar-17
There are 4 bus routes to choose from.
Waterloo line to Haslemere / Petersfield
Victoria line to Pulbrough / Amberley / Arundel
Both lines (a more expensive ticket to Chichester, valid for all the above stations)
BJ's Private Hire (01730 716327 or 07732 590806). Uber is about £25 for Midhurst to Haslemere.
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Out (not a train station)
National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
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Full directions for this walk are in a PDF file (link above) which you can print, or download on to a Kindle, tablet, or smartphone.
This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk