Faccombe - Sidley Bottom - Crux Easton - Faccombe

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In September 2008, the author undertook a Walkingworld walk from Ashmansworth which was so enjoyable that he wanted to write a walk to share more of the surrounding countryside. This is it!

The walk starts at the village hall in the small but picturesque village of Faccombe before heading south-east and then south through the Sidley Wood Valley to reach the busy A343. There then follows a walk through the woods before the walker is rewarded with the rolling countryside around Beech Hanger Copse. In Crux Easton, a restored windmill can be viewed (and possibly visited). The walk then heads north-west to the west of Ashmansworth, where it begins to become a little more hilly. The view at the double stile at Waymark 15 is worth stopping for. The last part of the walk from the Privet Copse contains plenty of undulations, more great views and unfortunately, a steepish climb. However, once this has been navigated there is a pub to look forward to.

England - South England - Hampshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Woodland
10/06/2018 - Andrew Long

Thanks for your comments Nigel. I visited the start of the walk and have amended to start at one of the outbuildings which has replaced the village hall. I also popped into the pub and recommend Good Old Boy on draught!

03/06/2018 - Nigel Williamson

Enjoyable walk in lovely Hampshire countryside. Good directions. Only change is that the Village Hall has been demolished and therefore the photograph is out of date. The Jack Russell Inn car park is nearby After the last hill you will probably want to visit it anyway.

29/12/2015 - Ian Wells

Just a quick note to let everyone know that this walk if very splendid, bit muddy when we walking just before Xmas, but a great walk none the less. You need to ensure you follow the map closely in a few places but we found our way without any real problems. Thanks for laying. ps: The Jack Russell pub is closed again :( Ian

20/03/2014 - John Morton

Waked on 13th March 2014 and again on 20th March 2014. Completed the route twice now. I love it. Second time much more enjoyable as I wasn't having to stop to read directions. Stunning views of rolling Hampshire downland. really beautiful on a sunny day. Directions are bang on, just make sure you read them carefully and reference them against the map or GPS. (Common sense really) Jack Russel pub in Faccombe is excellent. Really good beer.

24/04/2011 - Andrew Long

Re-walked and updated by Andrew Long. New picture showing marker post at WM09 added. Minor corrections made to text.

17/04/2011 - Walking Fan

Completed on 17/04/11 - fantastic walk with amazing views.