Farringdon - St Swithun's Way - Dogford Wood - Farringdon

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Starting from a lay-by on the A32 at (Lower) Farringdon, the walk soon joins part of the disused Meon Valley Railway, then after about a mile the walk joins St Swithun's Way, which it follows for a good part of the route. The route winds its way through the heart of the Hampshire countryside at the north end of the Meon Valley, passing through woodland and farmland. I compiled this walk during winter (2010) and many parts of the route were very muddy (when it wasn't frozen), so adequate footwear is essential. There are some hills and quite a few stiles on the walk, but nothing too strenuous. There is a good pub at the end for welcome refreshments.

England - South England - Hampshire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
21/10/2012 - Susan Pyne

Not recommended at the moment. This walk is probably delightful on a sunny summer day after a period with little rain but when we did it today much of the route was treacherously muddy. The long track between waymarks 12 and 13 is completely churned up (by quad bikes?) and we had to retreat to the adjacent field and then rejoin the route by squeezing under a barbed wire fence. The narrow path through the wood from waymark 16 is also inches deep in slippery mud.

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