Rowlands Castle

Walk Description

This walk is an opportunity to walk around the pretty and historic village of Rowlands Castle on a gentle stroll lasting about an hour. Along the tour around the picturesque village green we will see many attractive buildings and hear stories about previous inhabitants – including a gruesome murder! We will also consider the settlement’s long history on the edge of the ancient Forest of Bere and be able to view what remains of the actual castle. There are places to eat and drink in the village, including a cafe and great pub. Towards to end of the guided walk we will gain a great view of Stansted House – about a mile way.

If you would like to make a longer excursion you can choose to leave the group at this point and make your own way along a wide grassy ride to visit this interesting property, where there is a full range of facilities including a cafe, garden centre, farm shop and toilets. If you wanted to go inside the house there is a charge of £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Walk Leader

Andy Catto

Andy Catto is a qualified tour guide in London who now lives in Petersfield. Join him for walks that tell stories that bring the past to life and help us understand a little more about how our past informs our present. He has been running tours and walks as a qualified guide for over 8 years and loves what he does. His aim is to provide a mix of information and education delivered in an entertaining fashion (hopefully!) and having worked with groups of people from all over the world and of all ages and backgrounds, he prides himself on being able to alter the content of his tours to suit all needs.


Wednesday 10th April

Start Time


Starting Station

Rowlands Castle

Finish Station

Rowlands Castle


2 miles around village (approx 4 if you visit Stansted House too)


2 hours (for village tour)


Flat – mostly on pavements


Gentle stroll

Dogs Allowed


Lunch Required


Book Walk