Sunday, 26 August 2012

Peasant Art Trail, Heritage Weekend 2012 - More info

I have had a few enquiries about the length and terrain of the walk on the 9th September 2012, and the easiest way to describe it is to show a map of the route.

We start off at St Christopher's Church, Haslemere's magnificent Arts and Crafts church where Frankie Gaiter will give a brief overview of the main points of interest, including the Vineyard Poplin which I have blogged on previously, made by the St Edmundsbury Weavers.

We then leave to walk across to Kings Road.  This is a reasonably short walk as you can see from the Google map below (with the scale in the left hand bottom corner), but we go across a railway footbridge that is a bit of a climb.  As we leave Kings Road and go into Foundry Lane we begin to go up a reasonably steep slope.  As we leave Foundry Lane to go up a footpath and steps to Longdene Road we go up a very steep slope, which would leave any non-Olympians breathless!  It's unlikely we will be walking very quickly at this point.

As you can see we 'finish' at Longdene Road, which is not where we started.  So to return to a car etc. the steps can be retraced back to St Christopher's Church, or alternatively you could continue down the more gentle slope of Longdene Road, which ends opposite Haslemere train station and turn left onto the B2131 which is called 'Weyhill' in the map below.

Haslemere Peasant Art Trail route
9th September 2012

I choose not to post current day photographs of the Peasant Arts houses on my blog as they are people's private homes.  However below is a little map of the houses referred to in my blog which we will be loitering outside on the walk.  Those in white are buildings designed by Francis Troup.

Haslemere Peasant Arts buildings


  1. How I wish I lived nearer. Ah well, in future we plan to be back in England, so if you make this a regular event, I stand a sporting chance of joining you.

  2. Ah maybe it'll become a daily bus tour at some point! Nevermind!


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