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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 9, 2021
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Fantastic! Difficult last third (very hilly!) but great!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 5, 2020
Hiking

Nice walk, some great views and paths very clear - mainly made up tracks on the Faccombe estate.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 17, 2020
HikingMuddy

Incredibly scenic, and a great hike to fill an afternoon. Would recommend and would return in summer to enjoy the sunflower fields !

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 8, 2020
Hiking

Quite challenging walk, especially at the beginning (we did it clockwise). We enjoyed it despite the rain and the fog.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 13, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 7, 2020
HikingGreat!

Fantastic views some of the hill are not for the faint hearted.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 7, 2020
Hiking

Thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful walk. It’s challenging in parts but well worth the views. The route & waypoints are easy to follow. We walked in early August and there was an abundance of wild flowers and butterflies. You pass by several fields of sunflowers at this time of year. Today it was dry under foot but take care in the wet, the steep chalk paths will be troublesome when wet. You’ll walk through arable crops and past sheep, it’s a cattle free zone! Plenty of opportunities for shade in copse areas along the way. There is a large pub with an outside area in Faccombe, but beware as you’ll have some steep hills to climb for the latter part of the walk.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 5, 2020
HikingGreat!

Stunning walk and views. Short period of quiet roads at start and finish but well worth it for the rest. Great for spotting red kites

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 6, 2020
Walking

A beautiful walk, breathtaking views, we will be back next spring

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 23, 2020
Hiking

Great walk. Started in Faccombe as parking was better by a pub and lovely pond.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 7, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful hilly agricultural and woodland passing through 3 beautiful villages with nice panoramic views.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 31, 2020
Hiking

Lovely walk, beautiful views

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 18, 2020
Running

Good running route with some challenging hill both up and very well marked. Stopped a lot to take photos of birds of pray

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 9, 2020

Beautiful walk through quaint Hampshire village scenes at countryside. Great for our dog, just a few sections on quiet roads and through just 2 fields with livestock.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 26, 2020
Hiking

A good walk, although it was foggy so didn’t get much of a view. Came across a pheasant shoot and were asked to wait or take an alternative route. Apparently this is a regular occurrence around here, so bear that in mind if you find the sight of a bunch of entitled multi-millionaires shooting innocent creatures upsetting. We had an interesting chat with the game keeper and beaters who put their perspective on it. It all made for a stimulating walk, and we had an excellent coffee at The Jack Russell pub.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 14, 2019
Hiking

Fabulous walk, amazing views. Nice stop at TheJack Russell Inn in Faccombe which is dog friendly too.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 9, 2019
Hiking

What a beautiful walk. Didn’t meet a soul. At times all I could hear was nature - no man made sounds. A couple of steep climbs but you can use the excuse of stopping to admire the views whilst you get your breath back!!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 25, 2019
Hiking

Breathtaking walk. Thank you so much for uploading this route. Made our bank holiday weekend walking this with our 14month old in a sling, snoozing at times. Handy halfway stop and the directions were spot on. Brilliant walk.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 9, 2019
Hiking

This is a great if challenging at times walk with excellent views and a welcoming dog friendly pub just pas halfway. We had just one issue with 2 Stiles that are not dog friendly. We carried our Labradoodle over each one however if you cannot lift your dog your will have to return to the start. The Stiles are located after you cross the crop field and then turn left and right to join the track to Faccombe.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 27, 2019
Hiking

A beautiful walk through stunning Hampshire countryside. All paths were well marked and the route was easy to follow. The Jack Russell pub in Faccombe made a good half way stopping point for a cup of coffee. Stunning views from various locations throughout the walk.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 28, 2018

We wanted a walk somewhere around here having only discovered the area and the views recently whilst riding through. This turned out to be a great choice. We did it on a pretty cold October day with some wind making it biting on the hill for good measure. Still, we'd come well-prepared. The section up from the Ashmansworth road starts uneventfully (and sadly in the shade!), but glimpses of the views begin to appear. By the time you hit the lane and make towards the Wayfarer's Walk, it's become clear just why everyone raves about the views. From Pilot Hill before heading off across the field, we both agreed that the views are the best we have seen in the South of England and a joy on such a cold clear day. We also spotted our dream house (you'll see it :-)) , but sadly someone's just bought it (never mind that it's way out of our budget). The down up through the valley on the Faccombe estate (surrounded by pheasants) is less impressive, but still lovely in a rolling countryside way. In the autumn we were treated to a variety of colours and textures (there's something about a splash of light coloured ploughed field amongst the trees :-) ) For once we left the sandwiches at home and treated ourselves to a pub lunch at the actually extremely good Jack Russell Inn in Faccombe. We wondered if the distance is correct (it felt like less) but I've checked and it is 6 miles. We added on a loop by continuing straight on the Faccombe to Ashmansworth lane a little and turning right on to the Brenda Parker Way again. We then turned hard left just before the A343 (next to a kennels) and followed a FP up through Sidley Wood back to the Ashmansworth road. That turns it into just shy of 8 miles. Nothing extraordinary on this loop, but pleasant enough if you want a longer route. We're getting used to seeing a lot of raptors on our walks, but were still amazed by the number of Red Kites and other birds (buzzards?) we saw - 16 over a field at one point and a constant and close presence throughout - they were doing a good job of keeping the roads clean of suicidal pheasants. We thought the gradients might be steeper from the description. It's right to call it out, but don't let that put you off if you do any walking at all and have occasionally gone up a hill. There's nothing that's so steep or so long that it would be an issue provided you are even moderately fit (we're reforming couch potatoes).

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Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 26, 2017

Did this walk yesterday and was amazed by the peace, silence, and stunning scenery. It was a warm day and by the end, after all steep climbs, my legs certainly felt it. By the time we got to Faccombe, we were relishing the prospect of a cool drink in the pub, but alas the only one, the Jack Russell, had already been demolished to make way for housing, although I later learnt it is to be replaced with a new pub. Ashmansworth is a beautiful village, (spot the quirky topiary) although extremely quiet and one suspects this was a more lively community before its only pub (The Plough...by most accounts a popular and highly regarded pub) was closed in 2013 following a long but ultimately unsuccessful campaign to keep it open.

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Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 5, 2017

Stunning walk, perfect instructions, thoroughly recommended!

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Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 14, 2017

Wonderful walk with stunning views. Fabulous instructions, throughly recommend

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Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarNovember 25, 2016

Beautiful walk for a crisp autumn day absolutely loved by the dog! Some quite steep paths on the downhills a little slippery so extra care needed.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 24, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 27, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 16, 2020
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