Start: Haslemere

Finish: Petersfield

OS 1:25 000 maps: 120, 121, 133, 134

Length: 108 km (64 miles)

Notes and links

The Serpent Trail has been set up by the Sussex Greensand Heaths Project. This project is working to restore and recreate rare heathland across the Greensand area. The Serpent Trail was specifically designed to enable people to link together all these rare heathland areas on a long distance route. As well as reflecting the serpentine shape of the route, the name recognises that heaths are the major habitat for Britain's native rare reptiles.

Published guide

The Serpent Trail Official Guide is available as a pdf download from the Visit South Downs website.

The route is not shown on my edition of the OS 1:25 000 maps.


The Serpent Trail - Walked between 08 August 2009 and 06 September 2009.


The route is waymarked.