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The Leather Bottle and Whitewater Valley Walk

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Hook, Hampshire, England

The Leather Bottle and Whitewater Valley Walk is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Hook, Hampshire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 239 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Lake Partially paved River Wildlife Pub walk
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A circular pub walk from the Leather Bottle in Mattingley, Hampshire. The Leather Bottle is a classic old village inn, providing relaxed comfortable surroundings for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route is really delightful with chance to enjoy a pretty avenue lined with lime trees, open fields, the banks of the beautiful River Whitewater and a spectacular timber-framed church. The walk has just a few gentle climbs and descents throughout and some of the field paths can be quite muddy after rain and in winter. There are several stiles along the way and these could be a challenge for less able people as some are quite tall and others are a little rickety and unstable. All the stiles do, however, have open fence surrounds which should be easy for most dogs to pass through. There are a couple of sections of road walking so take care of any traffic. A couple of the fields are large open pastures and, there’s a chance you may come across cattle here. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours.

Mattingley is situated on the B3349 north of Hook. The walk starts and finishes at the Leather Bottle which is on the main B3349 road, on the right hand side if you are travelling north. There is a large car park alongside the pub. Approximate post code RG27 8JU.

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Catherine Hussey Williams
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Beautiful and varied walk - perfect in every way !

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Gill Ward
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Beautiful walk only 10 mins drive from home. Very easy terrain, well written easy to follow directions. Even met Alpacas on route

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Paul Gordon
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Beautiful

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Chris Goswell
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LanceM 87
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A nice varied walk, ample parking available at the pub at its start/end. The walk only took us an hour, and you could do it in 45 mins if you don't stop. We kind of walked straight into a wedding at the church near the end and had to awkwardly make our way through it, so be weary of that!

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Rowanna Marston
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Lovely walk in the sunshine - easy to follow route

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Tim Smith
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This is a wonderful walk which varies significantly, taking in a wonderful church towards the end. Starts and ends at a great pub - the leather bottle.

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Denise Han
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Lucy M
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Lovely varied walk with lots to see along the way. Great direction and interesting descriptions and facts. I absolutely loved seeing the church and the back of the old Mill. Bonus was the alpacas!

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Sam Bennetts
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William Buchan
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Beautiful walk; directions very good.

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Terry Heath
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nice walk, lots to keep you interested.

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Ewa Mc
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Great trail, Not too many narrow bits. Lovely church to look at. Easy to park.

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John Johnstone
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Second time on this walk and still great, was able to book into Leather Bottle for lunch made it even better

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Marty Martinez
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lovely little walk for old and young alike. takes you down a few paths that look private but aren't. well signed and lovely views of both scenery and a few grand houses too. make sure to take the small detour to the Diply Mill Bridge.

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Cathy Woodcock
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lovely walk today, easy to follow instructions.

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Emily Smith
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Great walk .. for parents and kids .. well kept, good instructions to follow, and not too taxing.

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Richard Cope
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Nice walk, not taxing at all. We saw ponies, cows, bulls Shetland ponies and llamas.

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Emilia Zullo
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Easy walk, pleasent stroll with a variety of scenary Fileds , grazing animals and woodland.

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Kathleen Whalon
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great!!

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Alan Sanderson
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Stewart Lacey
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A pleasant walk mainly on footpaths and fields. It had rained in the previous few days and the ground was quite soft underfoot in places. I am not sure my boots will be the same again. The views were pretty rather than spectacular, but the highlight was the beautiful church at Mattingley. It was open when I went and is worth a look inside

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Steve Argrave
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Lovely walk with fellow dog walkers with a well deserved cheeky pint on our return.

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Wendy Walters
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A great walk although we did a few wrong turns. Walked around some lovely gardens and houses as well as a beautiful old Church.

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Dave Woodley
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First time trying a mapped route and we loved the diversity of path conditions. Great for all levels.

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Jolanta Stanke
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Very peaceful and pretty

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Lae Monier
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nice walk. no major sights. mainly along fields and tracks.

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Patrick Walton
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Really lovely trail with very easy instructions. We walked it with our children (7 and 4) with only having to carry the 4yr old from time to time. Also note with regards to previous review and the gun club. The sign on trail advises to signal to club and they'll blow whistle and cease firing. That work perfectly and we simply crossed the field.

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Denise Faulkner
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Lovely walk with very clear instructions.

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John Johnstone
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Great day to do this walk and the pub at the end. Good walking well marked and described, a little muddy in places but not a big deal. The highlights of the walk is the avenue of lime trees at the beginning and the very pretty half timbered church just before the end.

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