Walk Description

Join us for a walk around the lovely and historic market town of Petersfield. Starting at the railway station (with its period signal box) we will explore some of the past of this ‘new town’ – established by the Normans in the twelfth century. During our walk we will pause to hear  stories about some of the people who have shaped the town. This included one family whose involvement in a ‘rotten borough’ scandal resulted in a change in English law. They also left a marvellous legacy in the form of statue in the ancient market square.

There will be some beautiful buildings too. Some date from the sixteenth century and beyond and reflect the commercial and social past of the town. The natural world will not be neglected, with a visit to the idyllic heath and pond, where local waterfowl vie for your attention.

This is an opportunity for walkers of all abilities to explore the lovely market town. The walk will be on pavements, mostly level with a few road crossings.

“As a relative newcomer to Petersfield I was fascinated by the wealth of local history explained to us by Andy our informative guide. Very friendly and well organised.”

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.


Sunday 7th April

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2 miles


2 hours


Flat – mostly on pavements


Gentle stroll

Dogs Allowed


Lunch Required


Book Walk