6 - 7 Miles
Moderate Walk
3

An interesting 6.7 mile circular walk that give great views over the Basingstoke valley and beyond. Free parking is available at the Cliddesden end, near the school and a pub is situated half way along the route.

Predominately field edges but with some woodland and valleys.

3 - 4 Miles
Easy walk
3

A pleasant 4 miles stroll around Swinley Forest visiting Caesars Camp, a hill fort established in 500 - 300 BC and an important marketplace for the area.

The walk is mainly along forestry tracks and those with mountain bikes can visit the nearby lookout and try out the specially made MTB trails there.

Easy parking at the Lookout.

7 - 8 Miles
Easy walk
3

An 8 mile out and back walk along the disused Meon railway. A flat easy route that could be walked or cycled. The route has many interesting features along the way and there are various pubs along the way that can be reached by dropping down off the railway into the nearby villages.

There are various free car parks along the trail.

7 - 8 Miles
Easy walk
3

This enjoyable 7.7 mile circular walk starts from the car park of the historic Crofton Beam Engine pumping station. It was built to keep the Kennet & Avon Canal summit supplied with water and is supposed to be the "oldest working beam engine in the world still in its original engine house and capable of actually doing the job for which it was installed."

The route follows the canal to the North of Burbage and encounters some interesting features along the way, including the Bruce tunnel and Burbage Wharf.

2 - 3 Miles
Easy walk
3

A short but interesting 2.7 mile walk around Sulham Wood. A good steep climb is followed by fields on the plateau before walking through some quite strange woodland (not sure I'd want to wild camp here..) before heading back on the eastern flanks of the hill. Geocaching route, but worth taking the dogs round or as a post Sunday lunch amble.

4 - 5 Miles
Easy walk
3

A pleasant 4.1 mile circular walk to the South of Dockenfield.  Free, roadside parking can be found in Dockenfield itself with the route starting next to a small playing field.

The route covers a mixture of terrain inclduing feidls, woodland, a stream with a ford (and a bridge) as well as a short section of quiet country back-road.

It is mildly hilly but nothing too strenuous.

5 - 6 Miles
Moderate Walk
3

A hilly 5.6 mile walk to the South of Winchester. It may look quite close to the M3 motorway but feels far removed.

We parked by the church and walked the loop anti clockwise. There are geocaches on this route.

A welcome pint can be had in the Dolphin Pub afterwards

2 - 3 Miles
Strenuous Walk
3

A short walk around and into the Devils Punch Bowl on Hindhead Common. There a numerous walks here of varying length and the whole area is well worth an explore.

This walk begins at the National Trust car park where there's a tea room and toilets if required. The old footpath used to run along the top of the hill above the busy A3 but that all changed in 2011 when the HIndhead Tunnel was opened and the old road ripped up and returned to nature.

4 - 5 Miles
Easy walk
3

A great 4.5 mile circular walk, on the flat, around Keyhaven Marshes and nature reserve.  

Parkign in the pay & display car park, the footpath starts straight away and leads of following a small tributary.  It soon turns to a well packed gravel track that circles behind the marshes and inland, passing the entrance to the local waste centre as well as a campsite before eventually popping out in Lower Pennington and The Chequers Inn, a nice 16th Century village pub and restauarant.

4 - 5 Miles
Moderate Walk
3

A good 4.6 mile circular walk over varied terrain.  We parked on the main track into Shitterton.  From ther ethe footpath starts around 100 yeards away.

Shitterton was name over 1,00 years ago and literally means 'farmstead on the stream used as an open sewer'.  Luckily, it isn't used for that purpose nowadays.

The walk climbs up a gorse lines path to Black Hill adn form there, follows the ridge west to Piddle Wood (we really couldn't make this up), on the Jubilee trail.

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