Hawkley - Pub With No Name - Hawkley

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A superb circular walk in the spectacular South Downs countryside! It starts from a fantastic, independent, rather quirky village pub - The Hawkley Inn. Here you'll find seven real ales along with a couple of ciders and good home-made food. The walk is quite hilly, taking you through glorious wooded hangers, tracks, quiet lanes and downland where you are rewarded by some lovely views. Just when you are feeling hungry and tired you will find yourself at another cosy country pub. It is actually called The White Horse, but as there has been an empty hanging sign for many years it is known locally as The Pub With No Name. There is a good selection of real ales here too, as well as a good home-cooked menu.

The return route takes you through field-paths with a steep descent along a sunken track to another quiet lane. After a glorious descent through the hanger you will find yourself back at the church at Hawkley with its unusual diamond spire.

My Labrador, who is slim, fit but cannot jump, found some of the stiles hard to get through and had to be lifted over a few of them.
There is a tricky double stile at WM13 where you will have to be able to lift your dog.

England - South England - Hampshire - South Downs


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
2/12/2016 - andy hasted

Point 5-6.- The path now just goes through the hedge into the Hangar. Turn right after the hedge, then take the left uphill path. From the excellent pub and point 15 do not make our mistake by going over the stile ahead. Just turn right within 25 metres of leaving the pub door. Point 18-19- the path is in the woods all the time. No field as suggested. Very muddy indeed on 12th Feb 2016. Clay underfoot. Recommended it is done in drier weather.

3/28/2015 - Anne England

I completed this walk today with my labrador, and discovered that, at the second stile following the one at WP13 (Slade Farm), there's a significant barrier for most, if not all, dog walkers. In a Countryside Stewardship scheme, the landowner has planted a strip of new trees across the field. As part of this, he or she has built a new barbed wire/wire mesh fence a few feet beyond the stile. There's a new, single-step stile opposite the original one so that you can cross this strip, but the second stile has no dog access and is in fact so high that it's impossible to lift all but the tiniest dog over (and you'd have to do it whilst climbing the stile yourself). I had to make a long detour via the road.

10/21/2010 - Ian Beaumont

Completed the walk today (21 October 2010) - lovely bright sunny autumn day, but chilly in the wind. Very pleasant walk. We noticed that the 'couple of stiles' seem to have been replaced by a kissing gate at way mark 15 - otherwise splendid directions - thanks Sylvia!

8/19/2009 - larry walder

a really enjoyable walk thank you. larry and yvonne. southampton

11/7/2007 - Ray Churcher

A pleasant undulating walk in popular walking country. Particularly good at this time of year with the autumn colours. Yes, it is a bit hilly in places, but just remember what goes up must come down! Thank you. Ray Churcher.

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