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Hinton Ampner Circular is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Alresford, Hampshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 469 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Partially paved Views Wild flowers
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Getting There

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.

The walk starts and finishes from the small hamlet of Hinton Ampner (NOT the adjacent National Trust site of the same name). From the A272 heading west, turn left at the road junction onto Hinton Hill (following a white sign for Hinton Ampner) '€“ the brown signs directing you straight ahead are for the National Trust site. Follow Hinton Hill uphill and, before it bends left, park on the side of the road alongside the cottages and garden walls. There is parking here for about 10 cars. (NOTE: If you are a National Trust member you can also access the walk from the Hinton Ampner Garden site which has its own NT car park; just make your way through the gardens to the church to begin. For non-members this access route requires paying the gardens entrance fee). Nearest post code SO24 0JZ.

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Lina D.
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was a really good walk, mostly the woods, but few amazing scenaries. Me and kids took it a bit longer, but good recommendations

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Rebecca Hitchins
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Lucy Hart
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Great mix of landscapes. NT member so parked at Hinton Amper and went round the gardens after.

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Martina Mannozzi
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Very easy to follow, adequate for all walking levels. There are a few benches on the way to stop and admire the views!

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Phil Smith
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We visited post lockdown so the car park at the start was closed, but if you follow the route there are many places it crosses a road. so as long as safe park there. A good and varied route and no really steep hills. Perfect for a couple of hours.

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Louise Case
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Perfect mix of shape and sunshine lovely

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Ann Highley
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Rob Crebo
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HikingMuddy

A lovely circular walk. Very muddy on a mid October day. Easy to follow Waypoints. Also you can follow the National Trust gold signs.

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Mike King
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A lovely mid-September walk. A definite plus was the sloe bushes abundant with sloe berries that were duly picked ready for the Winters sloe Gin :) Not sure if we went wrong but the walk was 5.2 miles. Also the view of the House at the end wasn't as impressive as we were expecting but loved the walk on a very hot September day. Glad of the tree cover for half of the walk! PS didn't realise that if you walked to the Church and out the other side you can get into the House groups for free - not sure they want you to know about that though :)

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Jo Richardson
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Hiking

Lovely walk through fields and woods then back round by the side of the house , you can park in the house car park. You don’t have to pay unless you go into the gardens,

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Nisha Gough
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Lovely scenery throughout. Dogs must be on leads for the beginning as there’s livestock for the first 10 minutes. A lot of bluebell patches throughout the woods, great for pictures. No signage for car parking but we did find a small field next to it that we parked in. Took us roughly 1h30m.

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Andy Andy
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You can basically follow the gold signs all the way round. It's the official walk from the National Trust property

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Lina D.
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Sandra Howes
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emily emily
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Lucy Hart
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Penny Hastings
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Phil Smith
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Elizabeth Smith
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Gemma Kaye
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Gloria Miller
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charles rimmer
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Rosemary Symons
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Charlotte Luff
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