Overton - Source of the Test - Hannington - Overton

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This is the second walk I have written based around the beautiful Test Valley. The theme of this route is getting away from it all. A combination of well-trodden paths and lesser-used tracks take the explorer into countryside where only a breeze in the trees, birds singing and sheep grazing break the peaceful silence. Along the way there are gorgeous thatched houses to admire, quaint old churches steeped in history, wide open field views and dense woodland to navigate.

The village of Hannington has a great pub for refreshments and is approximately halfway through the walk. Overton is a small town and hosts a selection of small shops and pubs.

England - South England - Hampshire - Countryside

12/05/2018 - d c

At points 9 and 10 fields full of very frisky and aggressive looking bovines. Farmer here appears un-fussed by walkers and their safety. Ended up on the roads as a result . Nice pub at Hannington saved the day.

11/12/2011 - Peter Harper

Thanks for listing a great walk Julian. We started from The Vine (shortly after waypoint 17) having got permission earlier in the week to park there when I booked a table for lunch. A further clue to what the factory at waypoint 24 makes is the high fences and barbed wire that surrounds it. I won't give the game away, but you've probably got some of their products in your wallet!

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