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Go Petersfield

Go Petersfield

Enjoy a car free break in pretty Petersfield, home to two markets a week since the 12th century.

Learn about local history at the Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery, stroll around the 17th century-styled Physic Garden or take a boat ride on nearby Heath Pond.

Cycle or walk through stunning landscapes along the Hangers Way, Serpent Trail, Shipwrights Way or the South Downs Way and soak up the panoramic view on Butser Hill. Follow the footsteps of literary heroes, Jane Austen, Flora Thompson, Edward Thomas and Gilbert White. Witness the past at Butser Ancient Farm or plan for the future at the Sustainability Centre.

Petersfield is the perfect destination to explore the towns, villages and unique landscapes of the South Downs on foot, by bike or public transport.

Visit the Cyclists & Walkers Welcome Directory to see where you can expect a warm and friendly welcome.


"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."