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The Abbots Mitre Chilbolton and Cottonworth Walk

EASY 3 reviews

The Abbots Mitre Chilbolton and Cottonworth Walk is a 5.0 kilometer loop trail located near Chilbolton, Hampshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
101 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

partially paved

river

wildlife

pub walk

A circular pub walk from the Abbots Mitre in the pretty village of Chilbolton in Hampshire. The Abbots Mitre is a superb traditional village pub serving locally sourced food, a range of local ales and with roaring open fires in the winter months. The walking route takes in this picturesque area of the Test Valley, with the villages of Chilbolton and Cottonworth living up to their charming names. As well as exploring the village streets, you will have chance to enjoy two nature reserves, West Down and Chilbolton Cow Common, all in the setting of the Test Valley with plenty of wildlife to discover. The walk is relatively flat with just a few gentle slopes to contend with. The paths across the commons are unmade and can get quite muddy after rain and in winter, so good boots are recommended. There are a couple of sections of walking along the village lanes (about three quarters of a mile in total) which do not have pavements so take care of traffic for these stretches. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and two stiles on route (both stiles have large gaps in the fencing alongside suitable for most dogs to pass through). Conservation grazing is undertaken at West Down by ponies and at Chilbolton Cow Common by cattle (in the summer months) so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Too much road for me, and one was extremely busy. Having looked at the map, I can't see any easy way around this, which is a shame. The off-road sections are lovely!

Monday, March 16, 2015

We've done this walk a few times from the pub, it's a very enjoyable walk, there is some road walking but it did t ruin it at all as it was not a particularly busy road. My boys loved the fact they could go in the water

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