Binsted and the Hampshire Hangers

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This is an attractive, undulating and fairly easy circular walk in rural East Hampshire, on the greensand ridge east of Alton that comprised an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty before becoming part of the South Downs National Park. Starting from the village of Binsted, with its interesting mixture of old and new, you can take in the 11th Century Holy Cross Church and see the grave of Montgomery of Alamein. The walk then wanders along and past the hangers that typify this area and also past attractive ponds. There is the potential for lots of wildlife, from buzzards and skylarks to fallow deer and hares.

England - South England - Hampshire - East Hampshire


Birds, Church, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Wildlife, Woodland
14/02/2016 - Kevin Pay

Lovely walk with a couple of gentle inclines. Navigation pretty much spot on.

11/09/2015 - Harley Quilliam

Another excellent Richard Clayton walk! Binsted church and Monty's grave provide objects for reflection before setting out to explore this beautiful part of the country. The directions were very clear. All the paths were open (not ploughed over), although some fingerposts had fingers missing and some waymarkers were very obscured. (The waymarker at WP24 is under your feet!) The fields were mainly stubble (September), but the walk went through one field of very dried up broad beans. The ponds had a curious 'marbling' effect on the surface. There was a big black noisy dog (loose) at WP20 to ensure that you kept precisely to the footpath. The Cedars pub seems to have been partly converted into an Indian restaurant. The pub was not open either before or at the end of our walk, but this was alleviated by a nice chat with the thatcher who was thatching the roof of the house opposite the pub, and a beautiful job he was doing!

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