Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

Steep Day Walk 21st November 2018

We were very pleased that the previous day's forecast was quite wrong - we enjoyed sun and no rain whatsoever for the whole walk, although it was quite cold. Starting from Belll Hill Recreation Ground, we made our way over the busy A3. After negotiating a sunken gulley, we found ourselves admiring some huge sheep somewhere south of Bedales School.  Sheet Recreation Ground provided plenty of seats for the coffee break before we passed through Northfield Wood and on to the Little Langleys. Passing Ashord Farm we saw plenty of turkeys and geese roaming the fields before we dropped down to Steep Marsh Farm. On to Downgate Farm and eventually to find The Harrow pub. By great fortune a good corner table was made available and we all enjoyed the atmosphere of this unique pub. According to the Lonely Planet, the pub is number 324 on the ‘Ultimate Eatlist’ put together by foodies and bloggers around the world and compiled by top chefs. The food was very tasty and enjoyed by almost all, but portions are huge, so be warned! The pub has been in the hands of the same family since 1929 and they have strenuously sought and suceeded in keeping it unspoilt, Claire looked after us extremely well. After lunch we had to recross the A3 on another footbridge to follow the Shipwrights Way down in to Petersfield and our parked cars.