Today’s 12 mile linear walk was the reverse of walk 16 in Another 25 Favourite Walks. There were 21 on the walk. We set off from Liss station and headed towards Empshott Green to join the Hangers Way and then followed this to Hawkley where we stopped for lunch. It was a hot sunny day.
After lunch we continued on the Hangers Way to Petersfield station. The uphill climb at Oakshott to the top of the Shoulder of Mutton Hill left most in the group speechless. However, the views from the top were well worth the effort.
Due south from the view point at the top of the Shoulder of Mutton Hill on a footpath is a memorial to the poet Edward Thomas. It was erected in 1935 and bears a quotation from one of his essays: And I rose up and knew I was tired and I continued on my journey. It seemed an appropriate comment for us.