Pepperbox Hill - Dean Hill - Whiteparish - Pepperbox Hill

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The Pepperbox is a hexagonal folly built in 1606 by Giles Eyre, reputedly so that he could look down on his neighbours, but it may also have been used as a look-out tower from which ladies would observe the hunt. There are fine views all around, notably towards Salisbury to the west. Starting from the folly, you walk along a ridge with further splendid views to Dean Hill. A woodland walk follows, with masses of bluebells in the springtime, before reaching the Wiltshire village of Whiteparish with its church, pubs and village shop. After a short walk through the village, a gentle climb across fields takes you back to your starting point.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Woodland
23/03/2015 - John Crisp

With our walking group, I have just completed this walk. Great ridge views across to Salisbury and as far as Southampton Docks and Fawley in the other direction. It is disappointing that the path into Mean Wood [Waymark 5] now only tracks north-east as the described route has been blocked with banks, ditches and barbed wire. We had to follow the edge of the wood[ SSE] in the field. During our walk, in late March, we found that the fields, from Waymark 6 to 7 and leading back NW towards Waymark 10, after Whelpley Farm, had either been winter planted, seeded or harrowed. This made the route awkward to follow. The public houses in Whiteparish now only appear to open Thursdays to Sundays ...shame we were walking on Monday!

16/04/2012 - Caroline Jones

Did this walk yesterday and it was the prettiest of walks. The bluebells in the woods and the vibrant yellow of the rape seed. I would highly recommend this walk. Wonderful. Caroline

30/11/2010 - Geoff Symons

At WP9, the footpath goes along a gravel drive between two cottages. Passing further housing, the path continues between fields to a stile. This stile is of the ladder type, the fencing around the stile is very close mesh, which even my little terrier could not get through. So beware if you have a large dog, the only way over the style is to lift your dog over. The remainder of the walk is very dog friendly and the views from Dean Hill ridge are fantastic.

22/11/2010 - elizabeth lloyd

Just completed this walk, weather kind to us with sunshine so the views were amazing, great walk, a little muddy in places but nothing the correct footware couldn't deal with.

09/11/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

The problem that had existed just after WP9 has now been dealt with by the local authority PROW department. Our thanks to them for their work. They have asked us to mention that the driveway adjacent to the path at WP9 is private and cars should not be parked there. So, if you should decide to start the walk in Whiteparish, please bear this in mind. Adrian (Admin)

31/07/2010 - Lyn Lovell

Best walk yet! Only problem was that in Whiteparish the home owners have blocked off the footpath and filled with rubbish. Views were amazing. Dogs and children loved this walk

04/06/2009 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was revised and updated June 2009 by Peter.

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