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THINGS TO DO

We pride ourselves in being the ultimate destination pub nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park. As you explore our "Things to Do" page, get ready to uncover a world of endless possibilities and experiences. From scenic nature walks and cycling routes to quaint nearby vineyards brimming with history, there is something to captivate every adventurer's heart. Immerse yourself in the rich local heritage, discover hidden gems, and create lasting memories during your visit to The Cricketers. Whether you're seeking relaxation, exploration, or a little bit of both, let us be your gateway to an unforgettable countryside getaway.

BIKE HIRE

RightBike offers a great range of electric bikes (eBikes) available for hire including eBikes from Merida, Orbea, Scott Bikes, Bianchi & Raleigh. Hire an ebike to explore the local area and attractions, or to go further afield. Conveniently, RightBike is situated directly opposite the Cricketers Inn, and ebike hire starts from just £29.99.

RightBike Website

CIRCULAR WALKS

We've put together a selection of the best circular walks in the area which you can enjoy during your stay with us. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, there's something for everyone. Discover hidden gems, encounter wildlife, and bask in the serenity of the South Downs as you explore the trails near The Cricketers. Lace up your walking shoes and let the adventures begin.

Spot me on the maps below to locate The Cricketers Inn!

Edward Thomas Memorial and Wheatham Hill Circular

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Get to know this 6.1-km circular trail near Petersfield, Hampshire. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 55 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and mountain biking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

From alltrails.com, you can view this route here.

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Shoulder of Mutton Hill and Long Copse Circular

Check out this 5.0-km circular trail near Petersfield, Hampshire. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 36 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, running, and walking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a lead.

From alltrails.com, you can view this route here.

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Ashford Hangers

Enjoy this 2.3-km circular trail near Petersfield, Hampshire. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 43 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking and walking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.

From alltrails.com, you can view this route here.

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Steep Circular

Head out on this 11.9-km circular trail near Petersfield, Hampshire. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 32 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, running, and walking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

From alltrails.com, you can view this route here.

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Steep Marsh and Petersfield Circular

Get to know this 10.5-km circular trail near Petersfield, Hampshire. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 2 h 44 min to complete. This trail is great for birding, fishing, and hiking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are March through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a lead.

From alltrails.com, you can view this route here.

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LOCAL VINEYARDS

Indulge in the rich wine culture of the area by exploring the local vineyards near The Cricketers. Discover the art of winemaking as you visit picturesque vineyards that dot the rolling hills. Take guided tours, sample exquisite wines, and learn about the intricate processes behind producing exceptional vintages. From vineyard picnics to wine tastings, these local gems offer an immersive experience for wine enthusiasts and novices alike. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the vineyards and raise a glass to the delightful flavors of the region.

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Hartley Wine Estate

Hartley Mauditt, 

Alton, 

GU34 3BP

Raimes English Sparkling

Broad Ln, Hinton Ampner, Alresford, SO24 0JY

Exton Park

Exton Park Vineyard, Allens Farm Ln, Southampton, SO32 3NW

Cottonworth

Cottonworth House, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 7JX

Hattingley Valley

Wield Yard, Lower Wield, Alresford, SO24 9AJ

GOODWOOD HOUSE & GROUNDS

Set in 12000 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, and only half an hour from The Cricketers Inn - Goodwood is home to the Festival of Speed, scenic open-air golf courses, and much more. The world-famous five-day 'Qatar Festival', affectionately known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’, presents spellbinding sport and a social occasion like no other, unrivaled style, scintillating racing, and hospitality to savour make for an exquisite week where some of the greatest stars in horse racing are crowned.

Qatar Goodwood Festival

Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX

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Goodwood Revival

Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PH

Goodwood Golfcourse

Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QB

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