Ramsdell via Wyeford and Charcoal Gully

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Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Ramsdell via Wyeford and Charcoal Gully is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Basingstoke, Hampshire, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Length5.3 miElevation gain331 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingrunningForestHistoric site
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Getting There

A circular walk through fields and woodland starting at Ramsdell, a small village north-west of Basingstoke in Hampshire. It passes two intriguing properties: Clapperhill House, and Wyeford Farm (a 17th century moated house). The walk is relatively flat with a few gentle slopes and follows woodland bridleways, crosses pastureland, and has a few short sections of quiet road. The woodland paths can get muddy after wet weather. There are some gates (including kissing gates) and 8 stiles (including a double stile) to negotiate, and there is one section of fields sometimes grazed by sheep or cattle - sometimes including a bull. However, there is an alternative road route to avoid these livestock fields if you prefer (also avoiding six of the stiles). Allow 2.5 hours.

Ramsdell is located about 4 miles north-west of Basingstoke and is accessible from the A339. The walk starts and finishes outside Christ Church in the centre of the village. Park on the road or verge near the church. Approximate postcode is RG26 5RA.

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Craig Sennett
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Nature tripsGreat!Private property

If I could rate it a 4.5, I would. The route was really nice, quiet and easy going. If you have dogs or small children, then there are several stiles to contend with. There are some short road walks, but saw no traffic on them so wasn't bad. Hardly any mud on the route neither. I can say it's a walk that I'll be doing again.

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simon jeans
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Karen Wooldridge
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Really good trail and almost all off road, lovely and peaceful and not too muddy.

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Aniri Kiwanuka
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Chris Britton
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Sam Morley
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Sam van Ewyk
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HikingGreat!

Great walk though probably more suited to drier weather. Need to keep your wits about you as some turnings are not so obvious. Some reviewers have had the audacity to give low scores after following the road...if you actually do the walk as described you will find it is very good.

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Ian Craig
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Overall a slightly disappointing walk. Waypoint 2 has cows / calves and / or a bull in the field so we avoided the field and took the detour as mentioned. It's a relatively busy road, for about a mile. No footpath. The highlight is the moated house about halfway is worth the trip alone . With the detour it was quite a bit longer than mentioned in the blurb, around 10kms. It should be said I'm walking with 3 kids aged 11, 8 and 5, so meandering woodland paths, rivers and views are good to keep the boys going. This route had few of these hence the low rating.

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Barny Self
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We had high hopes for this walk and while it was pretty, it’s not one I’d rush to revisit. The stiles are tall and have no space for dogs to get underneath them, so we had to lift our dog over at chest height. Probably not ideal with a large dog. The cows in the field were excessively friendly, to the point where we didn’t feel it was safe to walk though. The alternative route means a stretch of road walking - of which there was already a fair bit. Lots of the paths were also narrow and overgrown with brambles in May (I hate to think what they will be like in August!). Lots of signs demanding dogs be kept on lead too for no apparent reason. The moated farmhouse was a delight, but we couldn’t linger to enjoy it as the owners were standing on the path chatting to someone whose dog had a melt down at ours as we walked past. So much potential but the reality was a tad disappointing

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Peter Hatter
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I would recommend this walk, it might be more suited in drier weather as some of the bridal ways and footpaths were boggy. Definitely do wear wellies if you want to go in the winter! There are also lots of styles so just a note if you struggle climbing over them.

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Stewart Lacey
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WalkingMuddy

An enjoyable walk taking in the beautiful church at Ramsdell, expansive countryside views, woodland walks and quiet country lanes. The first half of the walk was more memorable than the 2nd half and, following a few days of rain, some of the tracks were extremely muddy. I would still do it again

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Sarah Sarah
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HikingMuddy

Wonderful walk. Frosty and fresh today. The moated farmhouse is really beautiful. Will definitely do this walk again.

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John Johnstone
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Good route of paths, farmland, lanes, woodland and road. Takes you past Wyeford Farm with it's stunning 17th century moated farmhouse.

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Alice Ledson
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Amy Perrin
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Beth Fletcher
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Ian Craig
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Sarah Bieny
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Damon Pearce
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Emily Hannah
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Coco Bartlett
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Jessica Fincham
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