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Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon

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Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon
Author: hallandwoodhouse, Published: 08 Apr 2013 Walk rating : Rating:star1 Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon Pub Walking  Guidestar1 Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon Pub Walking  Guidestar1 Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon Pub Walking  Guidestar1 Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon Pub Walking  Guidestar0 Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon Pub Walking  Guide
Hampshire, Petersfield
Walk Type: Hills, valleys and dales
Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon Pub Walking  Guide boot Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon Pub Walking  Guide boot Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon Pub Walking  Guide
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A 4 mile circular pub walk from Ye Olde George Inn in East Meon. A delightful, scenic and undulating mid Sussex walk with great views to the South Downs. Open downland, wooded paths, quiet lanes and the chance of seeing red kites.

The paths are a mixture of field edge paths and stone tracks, some of which can get very muddy after wet weather. There are several slopes throughout and you will need to negotiate 5 kissing gates and 2 stiles. Approximate time 80-100 minutes.

The walk starts and finishes at Ye Olde George Inn on Church Street in East Meon. East Meon can be accessed via the A3 or the A32 and is about 4 miles west of Petersfield. Approximate post code GU32 1NH.

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Walk Sections

Start to Small Car Park
Start to Small Car Park

Start point: 50.9947 lat, -1.0323 long
End point: 50.9921 lat, -1.0352 long

From the pub, turn right, walk over bridge and turn right at signpost to Coombe Chidden. Pass East Meon Stores to right and bear left into Chapel Street.

Follow pavement past school to right. 100 yards on, road bends to right gently uphill. 50 yards ahead, turn left and continue through small car park.

Small Car Park to Metal Gate
Small Car Park to Metal Gate

Start point: 50.9921 lat, -1.0352 long
End point: 50.9823 lat, -1.0359 long

Pass through metal kissing gate and head across field at 11.30 o’clock in line with marker arrow. On opposite side 300 yards ahead, pass through metal kissing gate. Turn left then immediately right and continue along right edge of field.

After 150 yards, bear right in field corner and continue ahead downhill across field for 120 yards. Continue ahead along left edge of field with trees to left. After 100 yards, track heads uphill passing woods to right.

Cross stile, bear right and follow path uphill through trees for 50 yards. Pass through wood kissing gate gate into field and turn left. Follow left edge with hill to right and trees/ wire fence to left. 250 yards ahead, walk on to track and turn right just before metal gate.

Metal Gate to South Downs Way
Metal Gate to South Downs Way

Start point: 50.9823 lat, -1.0359 long
End point: 50.9772 lat, -1.0426 long

Head up sharp incline aiming to left of small trees ahead. After 180 yards, pause to enjoy panoramic views back to East Meon and the South Downs. Pass through metal gate and continue ahead uphill with wire fence to right.

After 130 yards at top of hill (with metal gate & wood kissing gate to right) turn left and walk along ridge towards masts ahead. 450 yards on, pass through metal gate and head right at 2.30 o’clock towards footpath sign just above horizon 250 yards away. Walk down then sharply uphill and cross stile by footpath sign.

South Downs Way to Farm
South Downs Way to Farm

Start point: 50.9772 lat, -1.0426 long
End point: 50.9907 lat, -1.0484 long

Turn right and follow path gently downhill. After 200 yards, gradient sharpens a little. Pass through shallow tree lined gulley (may be a watercourse at times). 400 yards on, path opens up and levels off.

Continue for 300 yards and cross lane at 1 o’clock (see photo) on to path opposite. Pass wood barrier ahead and follow path past hawthorn hedges for 300 yards. Path bends right. Walk through trees and path curves left. This section may be soft underfoot.

350 yards ahead, turn right at footpath sign and walk gently downhill on grass path between fields. After 120 yards, path heads uphill towards farm buildings.

Farm to End
Farm to End

Start point: 50.9907 lat, -1.0484 long
End point: 50.9943 lat, -1.0336 long

80 yards ahead, bear right past footpath sign and continue round passing farm buildings to left. Follow concrete track gently downhill for 400 yards and turn left on to lane. Follow for 600 yards back into East Meon.

Pass school to left then 100 yards on, bear right past East Meon Stores. Turn left 70 yards ahead and it’s just 20 yards back to the Inn for some well earned hospitality! If you have time, it's worth continuing past the pub to take a closer look at the beautiful All Saints church 120 yards ahead.

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3 responses to "Ye Olde George Inn and East Meon"

1.5 hours time wise and beautiful views across downs. Recommended

By vkerryb on 2015-02-08 14:12:45

Lovely views - finished with meal at the Olde George Inn

By Deborah1 on 2016-03-13 17:17:11

Lovely views and easy-medium walking difficulty

By anyavincent0 on 2016-10-15 17:24:44

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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