Soberton - Droxford - Soberton

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An easy circular walk starting from The White Lion at Soberton; the route takes you through open fields to a disused railway track, then through fields, following the River Meon to Droxford. There are some lovely views on the return route along open fields and tracks. This walk is ideal for all the family as it is fairly level and firm underfoot even in the winter, just right for building an appetite for your return to the pub!
1st Feb 2013: sadly, The White Lion has closed. There are rumours that it will re-open. In the meantime I can highly recommend The Hurdles, in Brockhurst, which is 2km up the road towards Droxford, see Additional Information.

Those of you with dogs may find it useful to know that my dog, a slim, fit Labrador who cannot jump, managed all the stiles easily. At Waymark 16 I had to lift the wire so that he could get through the gap at the bottom of the gate, making sure that I replaced it as I had found it.

England - South England - Hampshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Restaurant, River, Wildlife
17/07/2018 - James Brinkworth

Lovely walk on a cooler summers day. Lunch at the White Lion was great too!

08/04/2014 - James Wallington-Smith

White Lion pub now reopened. Good food and good beer.

08/04/2014 - James Wallington-Smith

Walked this a week or so ago in the sunshine - what a stunning walk. Great to have such variation in the countryside and the dog could run free for the whole walk pretty much. Will certainly do this again. Great lunch in the pub afterwards - good food and good beer.

16/07/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Sylvia Saunders for her updates for this walk. July 2012. Adrian (Admin)

20/03/2011 - Chris Walker

Lovely walk, really enjoyed it today. Saw some large birds of prey in the air but I'm not very good at recognising them so would love to know what they were. A few notes: WP3 There is now a second stile to climb over before reaching the kissing gate. WP6 The steps up to the bridge are not blocked, but the first step is quite high. We completely missed the alternative track so didn't get down to the river unfortunatly. Will definitely be going back to explore more paths in the area. Thanks for your efforts on this site; it has really opened our eyes to walking around Hampshire. Chris

30/04/2007 - David John Wylie

With White Lion on your left and church green on your right. Leads directly to wooden stile next to wooden fence(sections 1 and 2) There is no sign on your right for Wayfarer's Walk, White Lion etc (section 6)

10/09/2006 - Chris Todd

We did this walk on the 10/09/06. What a wonderful walk. just thought we should let you know that the pub only serves food up to 3pm on a Sunday. Chris & Dawn

02/07/2005 - Sylvia Saunders

Thanks to Ian and Sarah for your helpful comment. Jagger and I have been out to investigate and the walk will be updated shortly.

21/06/2005 - Ian and Sarah Jane Lloyd

19th June 2005. Please let Sylvia know the following regarding this walk. At point 7 the steps beside the railway bridge are not now as they appear in Slyvia's photograph as the bottom steps where Jagger is sitting have been removed and a fence has been put round the remaining steps. We did climb the fence (as it appeared others had before us)and we climbed another fence at the top to get out onto the road. There was no obvious alternative signposted to indicate an alternative route to the blocked steps but as the fence was substantial we imagine that the steps are now deemed unsafe and that there is an alternative route. Also the White Lion doesn't open until 12 noon on a Sunday. The food was worth our short wait though and they happily catered for our guest who has a wheat allergy. Kind regards Sarah & Ian Lloyd

12/02/2005 - Sylvia Saunders

Walked 11th Feb 2005. All instructions up to date. Sylvia Saunders

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