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White disc/serpent in purple triangle/encircling nameSerpent Trail

Hampshire, Surrey, W Sussex

103 km / 64 miles
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:

Waymark: White disc/serpent in purple triangle/encircling name
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: White disc/serpent in purple triangle/encircling name
Attributes: Average Gradients
Heath
Start: SU905331 - Haslemere High Street near station, W Sussex View on StreetMap
Finish: SU754226 - Petersfield Heath, Petersfield, Hampshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 5 April 2005
Web Sites: South Downs NPA - Serpent Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF Serpent Trail  (South Downs National Park Authority  - 2015 ) Download

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 186, 197
OS Landranger Active 186, 197
OS Explorer 8, 10, 33, 34
OS Explorer Active 8, 10, 33, 34

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)
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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
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Copper Beeches Accomodation  (bookable online)
3 Km
103 Km

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

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