Invitation – Serpent Trail Launch – Friday 13th June


Haslemere is the perfect gateway to the South Downs National Park and offers easy bus or train links, including direct trains from Guildford.

From June, one of the largest walking areas in the south, namely the South Downs National Park, becomes all the more accessible by rail or bus, thanks to improved signposting between Haslemere station and the start of the Serpent Trail.  Starting with the serpent’s ‘tongue’ in Haslemere High Street, the 64 mile Serpent Trail route snakes its way through pretty Hampshire villages to Petersfield and into the National Park.

So, whether you’re taking on the full long-distance challenge from Haslemere to Petersfield, or choosing a shorter option, you can easily get there and back by bus or train, even on a Sunday.

Serpent Trail

Come and join us on 13 June 2014

We’re running a launch event to celebrate improved access to the trail from Surrey’s new travel gateway, starting at Haslemere station.  If you’re free on Friday 13 June, love walking and want to sign up to join us, please email as soon as possible and we’ll contact you with more details or please return reply card for the Serpent launch.

Celebrate improved access on the Serpent Trail Leave the car at home!


10am prompt HASLEMERE STATION (1 mile walk)

10.45am Launch at National Trust, Swanbarn Farm, Collards Lane, Haslemere (inc. refreshments)

11.15am GUIDED WALKS start from Swan Barn

WALK 1 – 8km (5m) to National Park boundary and return

WALK 2 – 10km (7m) to A286 Bell Road and return by bus to Haslemere

WALK 3 – 18km (11m) to Liphook Station


Watch the Explore Twitter feed to find out more about this.  Detailed route descriptions can be found at

See SDNP SERPENT invite final.