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Buriton and the South Downs Way

A 3 mile circular walk from the village of Buriton near Petersfield in Hampshire. Buriton is an idyllic village with two pubs, a large duck pond, a Norman church and lots of pretty cottages. The walking route climbs steeply up the chalk escarpment of the South Downs, visiting the Buriton Chalk Pits which once supplied the thriving lime kiln industry. After following a short stretch of the South Downs Way, with lovely views, the route descends back into the village passing through woodland and fields.

The walk follows chalk tracks and paths for the main, which can get very muddy and slippery after wet weather. There is a fairly steep and long climb near the start and the equivalent descent towards the end. There are no stiles on route, just two kissing gates and some shallow steps (although these obstacles can also be avoided if necessary). Some of the tracks are deeply rutted and uneven and so the route is not suitable for pushchairs. The final stretch follows the edge of a quiet country lane so take care of traffic at this point. One stretch follows a narrow fenced footpath which is prone to becoming overgrown in late summer (although an alternative route along the road can be used instead if necessary). Allow 1 to 1.5 hours (depending on the conditions underfoot).

Buriton is a small village in East Hampshire, about 2 miles south of Petersfield. The walk starts and finishes in the free gravel car park alongside St Mary's Church and the village duck pond (at the junction between High Street and North Lane). Approximate post code GU31 5RT.

The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Buriton and the South Downs Way This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.

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