Hurstbourne Tarrant and Doles Wood

MODERATE 1 reviews

Hurstbourne Tarrant and Doles Wood is a 5.5 kilometer loop trail located near Andover, Hampshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 5.5 km Elevation Gain: 164 m Route Type: Loop


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A circular walk from the beautiful village of Hurstbourne Tarrant in Hampshire. The walking route climbs steadily to join paths through the beautiful Doles Wood, a beech woodland which is awash with flowers in the spring. The return leg leads you through quiet lanes, rural sheep pastures, along woodland tracks and through the idyllic village streets, with lovely views throughout. The route includes one long climb and the equivalent descent. The path surfaces are field and woodland tracks which can be very muddy after periods of rain and in winter. You will need to negotiate three stiles. It is possible for the gate alongside one of these stiles to be unlocked and having an adjacent dog gap, leaving only one fairly low stile that dogs will need to climb or be lifted over. You may be sharing one of the fields with sheep so take care with dogs. There is one short section along a quiet country lane and you will also need to cross the A343 twice so please take care of traffic at these points. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

We did this walk today, it was lovely and sunny and due to a few dry days no need for wellies � When you walk across the middle of the field it is quite steep definitely burnt a few calories . Very short bit of lane walking but doesn't effect the walk at all. Just before you get back to the car there is a pub called the George and Dragon, we had a sandwich there and it was very nice. Really enjoyed this walk and we will be back so the boys can go in the water �

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