Serpent Trail

A long distance path of 64 miles in Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex which snakes it away to visit many picturesque locations of the region. Highlights include Haslemere, Uppington Common, Tillington, Petworth, Flexham Park, Fittleworth, Burton Park, Gallows Hill, Graffham Common, Dunford House, Nyewood and Petersfield. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Haslemere
Distance: 64 miles (103 km)
Grid Ref: SU905331
Climbing: 1,706 metres
Walk time: 25-32 hours
Days: 4-6

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Serpent Trail is a long distance footpath in the south east of England which runs from Haslemere to Petersfield. The starting and finishing point of the 64 mile walk are just 11 miles apart in a straight line, the extended distance by achieved by a snaking which is designed to join up the many heathland areas on greensand in the western Weald. The path takes its name both from its serpentine shape and from passing through habitat of all three British species of snake (Adder, Grass Snake and Smooth Snake). Significant places on the route starting in Haslemere are Black Down, Marley Common, Stanley Common, Chapel Common, Rake, Combe Hill, Woolbeding Common, Bexleyhill Common, Uppington Common, Tillington, Petworth, Flexham Park, Fittleworth, Hesworth Common, Sutton Common, Collumn Hill, Chingford Pond, Burton Park, Duncton Common, Lavington Common, Gallows Hill, Graffham Common, Ambersham Common, Heyshott Common, Dunford House, Cocking Causeway, Midhurst, Stedham Common, Trotton Common, Nyewood and West Heath Common before finishing in Petersfield.

Useful Links:
Serpent Trail Official Guide
South Downs National Park
Long Distance Walkers Association

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