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The Tally Ho Bramshill and Blackwater Walk

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Eversley, Hampshire, England

The Tally Ho Bramshill and Blackwater Walk is a 4.7 mile loop trail located near Eversley, Hampshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 278 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Walking

Lake

Partially paved

River

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from the Tally Ho in Eversley, on the border between Berkshire and Hampshire. The Tally Ho is a beautiful Hampshire farmhouse lovingly converted to a great pub with open fires in the winter and an enormous garden to enjoy in the summer. The walk follows a section of the Blackwater Valley Path, a long-distance path which meanders alongside the River Blackwater, then continues through the beautiful Bramshill Forest, before returning via the pretty old ford, weir and mill at Lower Common. You’ll have chance to meet lots of horses in the paddocks along the way and enjoy the beautiful River Blackwater which is a haven for a variety of wildlife. The walk is almost entirely flat. The paths are mostly unmade and can be a little overgrown in the summer and can get very muddy after rain and in winter (when wellies are recommended). The route passes through several paddocks that are likely to be holding horses, so take care with children and dogs. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates, some sleeper bridges, a staggered barrier and a long, narrow footbridge over the ford. On the main loop, there is just one low stile (which has a wide and tall gap for dogs to pass through). There is an optional detour to visit a tranquil fishing lake, and this stretch includes an additional five stiles (ten if you count there and back), all of which have gaps in the fences suitable for most dogs. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours.

Eversley is on the Berkshire/Hampshire border, on the A327 between Farnborough and Reading. The walk starts and finishes at the Tally Ho pub which can be found on the junction of the A327 Reading Road and B3348 Fleet Hill. The pub has a large car park alongside. Approximate post code RG27 0RR.

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Cathy Woodcock
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lots of horses, bit muddy in places, good walk.

John Simpson
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Lovely walk, lots of horses. Gentle meander for the complete novice.

Emilia Zullo
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Really good walk, pretty sights and fields

Sophie Mannion
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WalkingMuddyPrivate property

Pleasant walk. Quite muddy this time of year but nice views and dog enjoyed it!

Alyssa Matharu
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HikingMuddy

Lovely walk, walking boots\wellies are a must. The pub is a nice end.

Kate Chicken
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Hiking

Quite enjoyable but no easy place to stop and enjoy views. If you are nervous of horses, this is not the walk for you!

Jodie Foster
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Walking

Beautiful walk on a warm sunny day, took the baby in the carrier too and she loved it. Would definitely do again but would avoid after wet weather, it looks potentially very muddy in some areas!

Anna Wilson
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Dec 9th - part of footpath closed at start of loop section of walk. We used the GPS to navigate along forest tracks to the lake and were then able to rejoin the route. Nice walk though didn't realise until starting that a fairly large section involves returning on the same path you take as far as the ford. The longer Eversley walk 8 miles covers a similar area and is much more varied and worth the effort if you have time. Electric fence easily unhooked and not an issue for us.

jill turnbull
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Beautiful easy walk. Didn't come across any electric fence. Walked to the lake which was idyllic. Lovely warm and sunny day too.

Gary Wales
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Lovely walk on a summer’s day. Though it’s nearer to 4 miles than 5 miles even accounting for the small fishing lake detour. ADMIN RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed the walk. As stated in the first sentence of the guide, the walk is 4.5 miles long (including the fishing lake loop) - this is measured accurately using GPS tracking calibrated to Ordnance Survey distances. Other Apps you use to measure your walks may be calibrated differently.

andrew coles
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Same here wish I had read the comments before. Paddock is still cut off so a complete waste of time. ADMIN RESPONSE 28 May 2018: Another walker has kindly confirmed that the electric fencing has the regulation insulated plastic handles at the end, allowing walkers to unhook the fence and pass through safely. This is the standard design for a 'gate' within electric fencing so the landowner is not breaking any rules. We have added a note within the instructions to make sure novice walkers know how to operate the fence gate.

Nathan Nathan
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First to Review

Lovely walk but super muddy. Wellington boots required!

Ben Mitchell
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Wilhelmus Pieterse
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Daniel Lewis
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Sharon Keay
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Nigel E.
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Laura Mckie
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Richard C.
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Graham Embley
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Lorna Mackay
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Joy P.
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Neil Ferguson
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