Petworth Park and Pride at the Brewery Leisure Walk
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Join the Outdoorlads for an easy 5 mile linear walk from the historic market town of Petworth to the Langham brewery at Lodsworth, via the stunning countryside of the South Downs National Park. This event is timed to coincide with the Langham Brewery Pride festival.
The walk is an easy stroll suitable for most abilities. There are some gentle hills but no very steep gradients. We will start the walk with a stroll through the beautiful Petworth Park, created by iconic 18th Century landscape designer Capability Brown. It has the largest herd of fallow deer in England.
The walk continues on well maintained footpaths and quiet country lanes, passing through Upperton Vineyards and the hidden hamlet of River. We meander through to the picturesque village of Lodsworth, then a short walk downhill from there brings us to the end of the walk, at Langham Brewery.
Participants in this leisure walk event are also invited to sign up for Justin's Outdoorlads event for Langham Pride itself. The afternoon Pride session is free of charge, and food and drink (including a range of beers from the brewery, naturally) will be available. You can then enjoy music and a convivial atmosphere. From 5pm, the event becomes ticketed for the evening session (cost: £20) which includes drag cabaret and more live music!
For the return to Petworth, there is an hourly bus service. The bus continues onto Pulborough station, with regular direct services back to London Victoria and to the south coast.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete a Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
What to bring
Water: bring plenty to last you for the 5 mile walk
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Food & drink
Whilst water is a must and snacks recommended, there is food available at the brewery at the end of the walk (remember you don't need to pay for entry during the afternoon). Alternatively you can bring food supplies, or buy them at the Co-op in Petworth.