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White disc/serpent in purple triangle/encircling nameSerpent Trail

103 km / 64 miles

Hampshire, Surrey, W Sussex
The Serpent Trail is a 64-mile path which winds its way through the rare heathlands of the South Downs National Park. The walk will take you through beautiful and internationally rare lowland heath habitat, 80 per cent of which has been lost since the early 1800s, passing through purple heather, green woods and golden valleys of the Sussex greensand hills. The Trail and the corridor of heathland habitat created along part of it also links up isolated heathland sites to support species such as the green tiger beetle and Dartford warbler.

Picture shows Chris Packham opening the Serpent Trail in 2005.


Details:

Path Type
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White disc/serpent in purple triangle/encircling name
Attributes
Average Gradients; Heath
Start
SU905331 - Haslemere High Street near station, W Sussex
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Finish
SU754226 - Petersfield Heath, Petersfield, Hampshire
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Open Date
5 April 2005
Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Serpent Trail (South Downs National Park Authority - 2015)
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Honeysuckle Cottage  (bookable online)
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52 Km
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Long Meadow  (bookable online)
1 Km
78 Km
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Pear Tree Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
85 Km
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Upper Deck Apartments  (bookable online)
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85 Km
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Oakhurst Cottage  (bookable online)
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86 Km
Self-catering
3 Km
103 Km
B & B Accommodation
Copper Beeches Accomodation  (bookable online)
3 Km
103 Km

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Downloads:

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Route Profile:

100.4 Km (62.4 miles)
1,796 m (5,892 ft) ascent
283 m (928 ft)  maximum height

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