Shoulder of Mutton

Walk Description

The walk between Petersfield and Liss through the Hangers transports you to another world. It is here that the tall beech forests and yew cling to life on incredibly steep, chalk hillsides.

The walk out of Petersfield is also memorable, both in terms of the climb but also the view back across the length of the South Downs. With a bench roughly two-thirds of the way up, beside the memorial stone to poet Edward Thomas, it is the perfect place to reflect (as he might have done) on the beauty of the surrounding landscape. 

The picturesque Hanger village of Hawkley roughly marks the halfway point on this walk, so we will stop here for a lunch break. Please bring a sandwich to eat on the village green. Afterwards we will go to the pub for a drink. We will then descend to Liss across the fields. 

Walk Leader

Rural Strides

Malinka leads walks professionally through her walk guiding business Rural Strides. She is a qualified Lowland Walk Leader, navigator and outdoor first aider. She also set up and ran the successful Petersfield Walking Festival.




Sun 14 April 2024

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7.5 miles


At least 3.5 hours


Undulating – but with one steep climb



Dogs Allowed


Lunch Required


Book Walk