Bishopstone - Croucheston - Faulston Down - Bishopstone
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This is a pleasant walk with only one steep climb and can be tackled by all reasonably fit members of the family. The walk starts from the car park of the village hall and follows the small roads at the rear of the village to the bridleway of Croucheston, where it begins its meandering course up to the ancient ox-drove. There are stunning views of the chalk hills and valleys, along with an abundance of plant and wildlife. On its descent back into Faulston it is interesting to note the old graffiti on the large beech trees along the avenue, some dating back to the 1914-18 war (you have to look hard as the inscriptions are fading).
At Faulston Down Farm there is another short road stretch until you pass into the water meadows alongside the River Ebble. Upon leaving here you pass into Pitts Lane, so-called because it is suggested that it was the burial ground of the village victims of the Great Plague of London 1665. Upon leaving the lane and crossing the road, look for a small alleyway in the corner of The Croft housing estate which brings you back to the village hall car park. This walk is dog-friendly and has only two gates to open and close.
England - South England - Wiltshire - Countryside
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