Adhurst Circular Pub Walk - 1.5 hrs
The Adhurst Circular Pub Walk takes in the village of Sheet and The Queens Head as well as The Harrow in Steep. The Harrow was Unspoilt Pub of the Year 2008. (Children are only allowed in the garden as it’s tiny inside. Cash/ cheque only.) The food is mainly local produce and we recommend the roast beef sandwiches, soups and Scotch eggs. If you just want to do part of the walk it’s only 25 minutes on foot to The Queens Head across the river and passing the horses and climbing over a gate. We do recommend adding the longer route to The Harrow if it’s lunchtime and you’re not with children. Dogs however are welcome in all the pubs! There’a actually a third pub called The Half Moon which is on the main road. The circular walk is all footpaths and country lanes.
Durleighmarsh Pick-Your-Own Walk - 4k and 1hr
This is another walk straight from Adhurst on private footpaths, crossing only one road, and then onto public footpath through glorious bluebells (May) and ending at the pick-your-own farm and tea room (hot meals too). Dogs will need to be tied up for the strawberry picking! There’s also a farm shop for local meats and a visiting fishmonger on Wednesdays 11-2pm. Durleighmarsh is also a good spot to pick up the longer Serpent’s Trail Walk…
Hanger's Way - 21 miles in 8 sections
From the Harrow Inn you can pick up Hangers’ Way which passes through Selborne, Steep and Petersfield and beyond if you’re up for more. Pubs include The Pub With No Name and the Hawkley Inn. A good section to try is xxx and you can park at xxx…
Poet's Stone Circular Walk 4 miles
Edward Thomas, the WWI poet, lived for a time in Steep. The walk to his stone is also steep. Of course, being circular, this walk can be reversed so it’s all downhill. But it will still be steep! The Cricketer’s is a good place to park first and also for lunch. Dogs welcome. You can walk to the church in Steep from your yurt to add a further forty minutes… If you’re adding that to the route you could have lunch at The Harrow.
The Serpent Trail - 64 miles in 11 sections
Simply follow the Serpent Trail way-marker discs to explore some of the most breathtaking countryside in the South East. Two stages are within easy reach from Adhurst but the South Downs National Park keep tweaking this trail and the stage numbers keep changing – it’s a work in progress clearly! Best to go straight to their website to find the route you require. The parts with heather in late September are stunning.