Lower Wield - Upper Wield - Bradley - Lower Wield

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Using footpaths and some byways, you will mostly meet locals if you do see anyone on this easy three-hour walk with gentle hills and far-reaching views. You will pass through two lovely villages with plenty of thatched cottages and two churches in Upper Wield and Bradley, which alone make this walk worth doing. The paths are generally opened out with views over the gently rolling hills and are pleasant at most times of the year.

The start at The Yew Tree Pub at the start (check out Tripadvisor and its website) is a local favourite that uses local ingredients and is definitely a country focused menu. Its outside space is nice and opposite there is a field used for cricket and other village events.

St James' Church in the village of Upper Wield is quite beautiful. The simplicity of both the setting and the structure of it make it well worth visiting. Carved into the Norman stonework around the door find an ancient mass dial and inside the ghosts of old paintings and fragments of the Ten Commandments. The C12th Purbeck stone font was brought to the church from a garden in Winchester. It is a peaceful place.

All Saints Church in Bradley was rebuilt in 1877 with older parts of the church that dates back to the 14th Century. Bradley, with a small mention in the Domesday Book, is hidden down a single-track road and has a duck-pond.

England - South England - Hampshire - Countryside


Birds, Church, Pub, Wildlife
2/21/2017 - andy hasted

Did this in Feb. We chose to do one half and then have lunch at the start point. Then the rest of it. Just need to use the map a bit. Yew Tree food is fine but the coffee is poor. Found the navigation a bit tricky at point 10. Some sections of the byway , especially the length from EAST of point 1 were very muddy.We are fit pensioners and we found this hard going and the detour for lunch made it a good deal longer

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