Hurstbourne Priors - Houndshott Copse - Forton - Middleton - Longparish - Hurstbourne Priors circular

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The walk starts in a layby on the B3400 before heading along country tracks before returning to the busy B3400 for a short stretch. The route heads north through the countryside once more passing by Faulkners farm and its pungent recycling activities!

Upon reaching the B3400 for the third time, the walk heads south through picturesque woodland, then pleasing countryside before reaching Longparish.

Here the walker can take in numerous thatched cottages, before being taken on a detour through village meadows and past the 13th century church of St Nicholas before returning to the main village.

After passing the first pub in the village, the walk heads north and then east before joining up near to the second pub in the village.

The walk then continues to head east past the entrance to the manor house before heading north through woodland before returning to the start of the walk.

England - South England - Hampshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Pub, River, Woodland
17/04/2020 - Neil Packham

A cracker of a Test Valley walk; well directed, quiet and scenic. I can see how the brief road walking required at WM4 could be less-than-pleasant when busy (verges are narrow), so pick a quieter time! The woodland section at WM8 was especially beautiful, as was the route through Longparish. The Plough Inn at WM15 was not easily identifiable as it’s currently closed and up for sale. Felt comfortably longer than 6 miles, not that I was complaining.

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