Box - Box Hill - Hazelbury Manor - Box

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Walkingworld contributor Geoff Mullett's favourite walk, this intensely pleasurable route takes you from the picturesque Wiltshire town of Box, through sunny meadows and shady woodland high above the valley floor to give amazing views. The Quarryman's Arms is well-situated about halfway along the walk. Return to Box through a variety of different landscapes, passing an impressive Elizabethan manor-house, more woodland and a tiny hidden hamlet.

This is a typical English walk with a few muddy spots, even in summer and places where nettles and brambles may do their best to deter a few. Wear appropriate footwear. It might be a good idea to take a walking-pole to slap down some nettles in summer months when growth is rampant. Tbere are a few short ascents and descents but nothing too difficult. We kept the dog on the lead for the most part as much of the route is through farmland with cattle and sheep present.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Countryside

Features

Food Shop, Great Views, Pub, River, Woodland
19/02/2015 - Iestyn Roberts

After passing Waymark 4, you emerge to a paved driveway which swings left past a house and a sign 'Private driveway' Be sure to pass bear right to pass through a wooden gate with yellow footpath arrow into a field with a clear path which brings you to the cottages. The houseowner is 'sensitive'.

21/05/2014 - Carole Appleyard

We are a mixed group of occasional walkers and very much enjoyed this walk for our May 2014 trip. The sun shone, the hedgerows were covered in May blossom, there were great views, woods, meadows, a river, hamlets and a pub. Using Sat Nav the postcode for the start point is SN13 8NZ. You stay on the A4 through the traffic lights then turn right. At 23 the steps are still overgrown and crumbling a bit, some new rails are at the top of 24. We did not find the stile at 28, we meet a kind local who said this was a common problem and suggested we cross the one we had found, then follow the map to bring us to the lane above the salt bin in 30 where we turned left.

27/06/2013 - KAY SWIFT

Excellent walk. Very interesting and instructions were very good. Very enjoyable. However we believe that the distance of 8.4 miles is incorrect and that the walk was shorter!! We used GPS tracker and also compared with the Ordnance Survey Map. Thanks for a excellent walk.......

04/05/2009 - Ian Clease

This is a really great varied walk, good views and a really good pub on route. One thing to watch out for is at walk point 13. which reads "just a few yards up the lane, opposite a bend, there are (Grid ref: 834696) some mysterious-looking steps and a stile into a field. Follow the right-hand field boundary to come out onto the A4 by a bus stop (and viewpoint)." At this point the walker(s) need to enter the field and stay with the left hand boundary walking up hill to the viewpoint and bus stop.

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