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Best trails in Alresford

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Looking for a great trail near Alresford, Hampshire? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in South Downs National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Windsor Great Park or Bambridge Park Garden Centre. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Alresford ranging from 4.2 to 14.3 miles and from 216 to 692 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (13)
#1 - Alresford Watercress Trail
Alresford, Hampshire, England
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
As of July 20, 2020, users have reported that part of the path is CLOSED until September with no alternative route. A circular walk from the Hampshire market town of New Alresford. The walk starts from the station car park (the terminus of the Watercress Line heritage steam railway) and crosses the town to join the riverside path along the pretty River Alre. The route then swings north and west through ancient lanes and farm tracks to reach Old Alresford with its beautiful church, before returning alongside streams to New Alresford. The riverside paths are stunning with chance to really appreciate the fast-running clear water that makes such a perfect environment for the base of Hampshire's watercress industry. The route follows a mixture of tarmac, stone and grass paths/lanes and whilst most of these are well-made, the route can get a little muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles and gates but there are a few long and steady climbs and descents. There are public toilets on Station Road near the start of the walk and there are many options for refreshments in the town itself. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours. Show more
#2 - West Tisted Commons and Churches Circular Walk
South Downs National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
A circular walk from the small hamlet of West Tisted in Hampshire, within the South Downs. This is a gem of a walk, with just the right mix of magical woodland and rolling open countryside that rewards you with stunning views. Along the way you will visit two churches, the village church dating from the 1100s as well as the tiny church in the woods, built to enable those working on the common to visit church every Sunday. The walk has several steady climbs and descents throughout, but there are no steep sections. It follows a mixture of farm tracks, field edge paths and woodland paths plus a short section of road walking along a quiet country lane. Whilst most of the paths are wide and well-made, there is one short narrow stretch that can be overgrown in the summer (so shorts are not advised) and some of the unmade woodland paths can get churned and muddy (so good boots are a must, or wellies in the winter). You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock, as all pastures are fenced away from the paths. There are no stiles on route, but you will need to negotiate several gates. Allow 2 hours. Show more
#3 - Hinton Ampner Circular
South Downs National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h
As of June 08, 2020, users have reported that the car park at the start is currently CLOSED. Please refer to the park page for updates. A circular walk following footpaths and bridleways around the Hinton Ampner estate in Hampshire. The walk follows the local ridge with outstanding views of the South Downs, before heading south into beautiful sections of mixed woodland that are known for displays of bluebells and wood anemones. The return leg leads you along the edge of Hinton Ampner park, with views of Hinton Ampner House. Assuming you park in the correct place, this walk avoids the formal gardens and so there is no entrance fee payable for the National Trust site of Hinton Ampner. The walk follows a mixture of field-edge and woodland paths, with some sections that can become muddy. You will need to negotiate several gates and kissing gates, but there are no stiles on route. You will only cross one livestock pasture (usually holding sheep) and the path is normally fenced from the main pasture with electric fencing. Allow 2 hours. Show more
#4 - Tichborne, Hill Houses and River Itchen
South Downs National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
#5 - Tichborne and Beauworth
South Downs National Park
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
#6 - The Three Paths Trail
Alresford, Hampshire, England
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
A circular route starting from the Abbotstone Down car park, near Alresford in Hampshire. This is an Iron Age fort and now also a picnic area. The Three Paths that you will be walking small sections of are, the Oxdrove Way, the Wayfarer's Walk and the Three Castles Path. About half way around you will pass the Woolpack and in the distance you can see St John's Church in Northington. Walking through Brown Candover, you will pass the charming St Peter's Church. Tributaries and chalk streams run down through the Candovers, eventually feeding the River Itchen. Wildlife on the walk often includes Deer, Red Kites and Buzzards. There are no stiles on this route, just a number of kissing gates. There are some small hills but the gradients are not strenuous. The paths are reasonably clear and a good percentage of the route falls across farm tracks and some made-up roads. One leg follows a B-Road without pavements and you must walk on the road for approximately 1 mile. OS Explorer map: OL32: Winchester. The walk takes approximately 4 hours. Show more
#7 - The Wayfare's Walk and The Ox Drove Circular
Alresford, Hampshire, England
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
A pleasant but unexciting walk. Passes the source of the Itchen. Starts and finishes at the Woolpack - nice beer, food looks good. Nice to go onto the Watercress Line afterwards.Show more
#8 - Three Castles Path: Oliver's Battery to Winslade
Alresford, Hampshire, England
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 6 h 13 m
This walk is part of a segment along the Three Castles Path from Oliver's Battery to Winslade church. Show more
#9 - Three Castles Path: Winchester to Oliver's Battery
South Downs National Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
#10 - Itchen Way: Hinton Ampner to Winchester
South Downs National Park
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 6 h 31 m
First leg of the Itchen Way (in reverse), from the source of the Itchen near Hinton Ampner, through to the Black Boy in Winchester.,Show more
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