New South Downs beer mat walks

IF the idea of a gentle walk in the Midhurst and Petworth area followed by a pint appeals to you, then the National Trust has a tasty new idea to tickle your tastebuds.

There is now the chance to choose one of six circular walks on the South Downs, all starting and finishing at a country pub.

Each walk takes around one to two hours and leads through beautiful scenery and fascinating historical sites on land owned by the National Trust.

There is no need to worry about getting lost either, as each walk has a special beer mat showing the route map.

The idea is that walkers should just pick up the beer mat from the pub and follow the pink arrow way markers placed along the route.

For a more detailed route all walks can be downloaded on to a smart phone, or printed off before you leave home.

Walks include the Mill Tavern at Marley, near Haslemere, the Wheatsheaf Inn in Midhurst’s town centre and the Half Moon on the outskirts of the town on the A272.

More detailed information is on the National Trust website at