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Cliddesden and Ellisfield is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Basingstoke, Hampshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 711 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Wild flowers
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A circular walk taking in woodland tracks, byways and fields in the Hampshire countryside near Cliddesden. There are a few slopes, including some quite steep sections. Most of the walk is on woodland tracks or across fields, with a few very short sections of quiet road. Part of the route is along the old trackbed of the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway, and the walk also includes a section of the long distance Three Castles Path. Some of the tracks can get muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles, but there are a number of gates including kissing gates. There are some fields where sheep were grazing at the time of writing. Allow 3.5 hours.

Cliddesden is located in open countryside about one mile SSW of Basingstoke and is accessible from the B3046. The starting point is at Cliddesden Primary School '€“ there is parking outside the school but please avoid the school drop off and collection times. Approximate postcode is RG25 2QU.

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Elsa Evans
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Jacob Owen
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Sam Lewis
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Ollie Brown
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A lovely walk, slightly overgrown in places but definitely passable. A nice pub at the halfway point for a relaxing pint. The dog also loved it!

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Kirsten Marais
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Average walk, not particularly scenic and overgrown in a few places. A bit rocky or muddy in some places but overall easy walking level. Wouldn’t specifically recommend.

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Simon Davies
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Amazing walk/run. Did it twice in one day

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Natalie Whitby-Lear
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Beautiful walk including a picnic. Easy route directions to follow.

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John Johnstone
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Excellent walk through the countryside south of Basingstoke. You climb a hill and get a great panorama of northern Hampshire. All walking is on byways, bridleway or footpaths with a very small couple of sections on quiet lanes. As you walk you quickly loose touch with the modern world and listen to all the nature calls. Good parking at the school start point.

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Kirsten McLean
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This is a gem of a walk just around the corner from Basingstoke. The views of the rolling hills are wonderful. It’s a great dog walk as the majority of the walk the dogs can be off lead. We hardly came across another person. I’d highly recommend this walk to anyone!

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Stewart Lacey
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A fairly easy 10km circular walk through lovely Hampshire countryside, taking in two very pretty churches along the way. I did the walk in the "reverse" direction, heading south-west along The Drove from Cliddesden Primary School. Generally the route was easy to follow though the route is across fields in a couple of places and the path wasn't obvious. This was particularly the case after I passed Farleigh Park where I missed the fork to climb up to the woods towards the Fox Inn and had to double back. I walked the route in February and, though the paths on the first part of the route were firm, much of Alley Lane was very soft underfoot

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Jon Michael
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A local walk for me with some lovely views.

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John Edwards
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Delightful walk in quiet countryside just a stones throw from urban Basingstoke. Stopped for a nice lunch at the Fox Inn about half way round. Litter picked on the way round and recovered only six items in six miles - that’s probably a record.

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Lucy Cooper
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Lisa Smith
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My mum and I did this walk today and really enjoyed it. Scenic walk through woodland and farmland. Perfect for a dog walk which is what we love, only a few times where we had to pop them on the lead for roads but we knew when they were coming up thanks to the waypoints and they weren’t on the lead for long. Always handy when it’s a circular route bringing you back to exactly where you started. Car park is perfect as-well, free and lots of spaces.

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Paul Edwards
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Great local walk for my son and I. We completed the walk in 3 hours with a 30 minute picnic stop half way round. Saw a few buzzards and kite in the air. I like the mix of different types of paths in this route: disused railway, ancient carters tracks, bridleways, field edges and country lanes.

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Simon Gresswell
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Nice walk. Took us about 2,5 hours at a brisk pace. Fox Pub at around 2/3rds way ride round is good for coffee stop/lunch. Also does Breakfast on Sundays from 10.

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Jon Michael
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A local walk for me, great views from the top of farley hill.

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This walk is not particularly scenic however it does take you through woods, fields and farm land. I would definitely reccomend walking boots or wellies that you dont mind getting muddy. A very peaceful walk away from all the noise.

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Simon Gandy
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Zoe Doel
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Leanne Price
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Neil Brand
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Charlie Kearsey
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Chris Down
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Lili B
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Neil Brand
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Charlotte Towell
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Ash Woods
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