Monarch's Way, Michelmersh and Braishfield
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This easy circular walk follows in part the route of the Monarch's Way between the lower Test Valley villages of Michelmersh and Braishfield. Each of the villages boasts a distinctive church and a short detour to the Newport Inn at Braishfield can be made for welcome mid-walk refreshments. There are sweeping views across large areas of the lower Test Valley from many points on the route and on a spring morning, the absence of traffic noise and the volume of birdsong coming from hedgerows and trees along the route can be astonishing. In mid-April, several places along the route boast patches of bluebells. Numerous other wildflowers may be found growing in the ancient hedgerows en route. The going underfoot is good after a reasonable spell of dry weather, but a couple of short stretches can become muddy after rain.
England - South England - Hampshire - Countryside
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