PO8 0QE, Horndean
This is a walk for lovers of views. Here, on the extreme western edge of the South Downs, there are views in all directions. The extensive grassy hillside is hugely popular and this walk will certainly make you want to return regularly. But, in contrast to the wide open expanse, you will also enjoy long trails in beautiful woodland. This circular walk starts and ends in a country park close to the A3 trunk road, extremely easy to reach from London, Guildford and the M25.
Along the way, you pass a good pub/restaurant (to enquire at the Hampshire Hog, ring[masked]). There are no nettles to speak of on this walk so shorts should not be a problem. When this walk was researched in September, after one rainy day, there were a few patches of mud in the woods, but in wetter seasons boots are to be recommended. With just a few sheep and just a short stretch of main road, this walk would be fine with your dog.
The walk begins at the car park of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire, postcode PO8 0QE. All-day parking charge (as 2016) £3.50. If the main car park is full, you can park on the huge grassy space beyond the Visitor Centre or continue further to one of the additional car parks. You can also park in the car park at the top of Butser Hill (no nearby postcode). However, the parking charge is the same, the hill is hard to get to and you would have a taxing climb at the end of the walk.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.