W.H. Hudson Literary Walk


  • WH Hudson Literary Walk, near Winchester
  • WH Hudson Literary Walk, near Winchester

Start at village pond by church

Buriton, Petersfield

A self-guided walk around Buriton

William Henry (W.H.) Hudson, an accomplished, self-taught field naturalist, was born in Argentina in 1841. He had written many letters on aspects of South American natural history to both the United States and the United Kingdom, before moving to England - his ancestral home - in 1874. His first book was published in 1885 and his 23rd a year after his death in 1922. 

After exploring the Sussex Downs and the publication of 'Nature in Downland' in 1900, he transferred his attention to Hampshire. 1903 saw the publication of his 'Hampshire Days'. It was Easter 1900 when Hudson discovered Buriton. 

Follow the main route for about 2.5 miles (1.5 hours) or you can take a shortcut which is only 2 miles (just over an hour).

Buriton lies east of the A3 two miles south of Petersfield. Follow the signs from the A3. The suggested start is from the village pond by the church. Drive carefully through the village and park so as not to inconvenience others. 

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