Farley Mount - Ashley - The Clarendon Way

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This easy circular walk starts at the popular Farley Mount Country Park near Winchester. The route winds its way through woodland and downland, passing through the sleepy village of Ashley en route. The Clarendon Way, which runs from Salisbury to Winchester, takes the walker from near Ashley back to the start of the walk, at 140m above sea level, with the option to detour slightly off route for the summit of Farley Mount itself (178m).

It is unlikely that you'll meet any other walkers on the route, except along the stretch of the Clarendon Way (even this will hardly be busy), but there is plenty of wildlife to be discovered, possibly even a herd of wild deer.

England - South England - Hampshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Wildlife, Woodland
10/20/2020 - Penelope Burley

This was a lovely walk with beautiful views. A little muddy but not too bad. The church at Ashley is well worth a visit and was open, despite Covid. A polite notice asks walkers to remove muddy boots! The interior is stunning. The church is 12th century and has been altered very little with one of the old wall paintings having survived the reformation. The path between points 12 and 13 passes along the edge of a garden but has been fenced off so a gate replaces the stile at the end of the path which is easily followed.

2/16/2014 - Matt Wilson

A lovely walk, albeit rather muddy, but certainly not to the point of ruin even with January and February's rainfall this year (2014)! All instructions very clear and concise. Further to a comment about which car park to use. All the car park's are named, the one you require is called 'Monument' and is the last carpark you come to before the road turns down hill away from the Mount, it is also the only car park on the left of the road as you head West along the road from the A3090. Many thanks for a lovely walk Peter, shall revisit in future.

1/13/2013 - Elaine Thomas

Great circular walk, directions very good. Word of warning, currently crossing the field from point 8 very muddy indeed. Our boots trebled in weight & size with accumulated clay. Thoughtfully an old spade has been left propped against the way-mark on the far side of the field.

10/23/2012 - Jill Larby

Thank you Peter for sharing this lovely walk. We did this walk just as autumn was kicking in, well worth another visit in the spring. Dogs loved it.

11/1/2010 - Lyn Lovell

Great walk. Did it last week 29.09.10. Didn't see a soul for the whole walk. Very dog friendly. Will be doing it again soon.

10/13/2009 - larry walder

For the first time ever with walking world we failed to start as we could not locate the correct start car park. Perhaps you could give us directions from Crabtree car park, or other help. Thanking you all for a great walking club. Larry Walder, Southampton

8/21/2009 - Lynn Owen

A lovely walk with beautiful views as described in previous comments. Very good and concise instructions with lots of reassuring detail.

4/6/2007 - Helena Pugsley

Have just got back from doing this walk today (Friday 6th April 2007). It took us a little longer than I had expected - about 2 hours 45 minutes - but that was probably due to me stopping at numerous good photographic spots! It's a beautiful walk and I'd recommend it. There are a few hills to walk up but gorgeous views make them worthwhile.

7/1/2006 - Ray Churcher

Did this one on Sunday 25th June 2006, although I missed out the bit to Ashley Church. Excellent walk and well described and routed. For others, who may get confused, the part beyond point 12 is as described. The route does actually go ACROSS A GARDEN LAWN. It can be a little confusing. I was put right by the owner who pointed me on my way. I would ignore the rather dramatic comments about rapists and stalkers and get out there and enjoy this walk. Thanks for this Peter, Ray Churcher.

8/28/2005 - Ben Tobin

The best Walkingworld walk we have done so far. Thanks.

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