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Chalton Loop

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Chalton Loop
Author: mike evans, Published: 21 Feb 2019 Walk Rating:star1 Chalton Loop, Hampshire Walking Guidestar1 Chalton Loop, Hampshire Walking Guidestar1 Chalton Loop, Hampshire Walking Guidestar1 Chalton Loop, Hampshire Walking Guidestar0 Chalton Loop, Hampshire Walking Guide
Hampshire, South Downs
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Chalton Loop
Length: 5 miles,  Difficulty: boot Chalton Loop, Hampshire Walking Guide boot Chalton Loop, Hampshire Walking Guide
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A delightful 5 mile circular walk starting and ending in Chalton on the Hampshire Sussex border. There are expansive views throughout much of the walk. The route includes one short steep section up and one down, otherwise it is fairly flat. We encountered no sheep or cattle on the walk, but there are a number of stiles and gates to negotiate. Allow 2.5 hours.

Chalton is situated on the Sussex Hampshire border, just north east of Horndean. It is most easily reached from the A3. From the A3, a mile or so north of Horndean, take the turning signed Clanfield and then follow signs to Chalton which is about a mile away. Once you reach Chalton, and just before the Red Lion pub, turn left. A few hundred yards on the left there is sufficient parking in a small unofficial pull-in for one or possibly two cars. The latitude and longitude of the parking is 50.939880, -0.959483 and the nearest postcode (actually the pub) is PO8 0BG.

Walk Sections

Start to Church
Start to Church

Start point: 50.9393 lat, -0.9581 long
End point: 50.9386 lat, -0.9603 long

From the parking spot, walk back down the hill towards the centre of Chalton. At the bottom, turn left to walk in front of the Red Lion pub. At the end of the pub turn left off the road to walk up the path towards the lych gate entrance for the Church. There is a footpath fingerpost to the right of the path.

Church to Road
Church to Road

Start point: 50.9386 lat, -0.9603 long
End point: 50.9351 lat, -0.952 long

Pass through the gate and walk to the left of St Michael and All Angels Church. Once past the church, bear slightly right to walk a further 40 metres towards a gate. Pass through this small five-bar wooden gate (or over the stile to the right of it). A short distance ahead, pass through a kissing gate. Follow the path ahead, passing a few small trees on your right and a fence and a hedge on your left. Views now start to open up on your right. Cross a farm track to reach another kissing gate and pass through that. Walk ahead into an arable field.

Three paths lead across the arable field but take the one that goes straight ahead. Walk across the field, a distance of 330 metres, towards a hedge and a false horizon. Pass through a gap in the hedge and walk sharply downhill. After 20 metres, pass through a gate and continue on the same path as it meanders firstly slightly left and then right for some 100 metres to reach a stile. Pass over the stile and onto a road.

Road to Cross Paths
Road to Cross Paths

Start point: 50.9351 lat, -0.952 long
End point: 50.9339 lat, -0.9245 long

You reach this road on a bend. Walk straight ahead to join the road, up a slight incline to pass over a railway bridge. After some 100 metres, on reaching a crossroads, go straight ahead, now on a farm track. (A sign on the left indicates that it is unsuitable for motor vehicles but it is quite OK for you).

Go straight along this track, initially surfaced with scalpings as you pass a few building on the right. Continue on this farm track for some 1.4km as the surface varies between the scalpings, stone and chalk. Ignore a path on the right part way along (which is signed to Staunton and is opposite a large five bar gate leading to some clay pigeon shooting). After the 1.4km you will reach a crossroads of paths.

Cross Paths to Woodland Track
Cross Paths to Woodland Track

Start point: 50.9339 lat, -0.9245 long
End point: 50.947 lat, -0.9252 long

At the crossroads of paths, there is a four-way fingerpost. Turn left here to join a bridleway. Pass through a gap in the hedge and follow the path as it goes straight ahead across an arable field. Cross the field towards a tree line ahead. Follow the path as it goes into and through the trees for a short distance and exit the trees through the remnants of a five bar gate and into another arable field. Follow the bridleway sign on the left to walk diagonally left across this second field. After 170 metres, and on reaching a green metal post (actually the remnants of a gate post), bear right to follow a bridleway fingerpost and walk on a path between two arable fields. There are expansive views across this section and you will notice two large buildings - one off to the left and one to the right in the middle distance. To the left is Ditchling Park School and to the right is Uppark House, famous most recently for being burned to a shell in 1989 on the last day of some restoration work. It is now fully re-restored.

Follow this path for almost 800 metres, turning 90 degrees left and then right along its route. The path terminates at a T-junction with a farm track. Turn left onto it. Walk now mainly downhill on the wide track laid with scalpings. Continue down the track for some 300 metres and then follow the track as it turn 90 degrees to the left and continues for a further 200 metres. At this point the track turns left towards a house and on the right there is a bridleway fingerpost. Turn sharp right here (almost back on yourself) to follow this bridleway, going downhill for almost 200 metres to meet a wide track (accessing it through a gap to the right of a galvanised five-bar gate).

Woodland Track to End
Woodland Track to End

Start point: 50.947 lat, -0.9252 long
End point: 50.9393 lat, -0.9579 long

Turn left onto the track and walk along it for some 900 metres or so to reach the bottom of a gentle decline, where a further wide track joins your track from the right and before the track that you are on begins to climb away to the left. At this point, bear slightly right off of the track to follow a two-way bridleway fingerpost and to walk along a narrower mud and grass track. After 350 metres look out for a public bridleway waymarker on a post on the right. Turn right here to join a narrower path and, after a few metres, you will reach the edge of the wood which you have been walking through. There are now arable fields beyond a wire fence on the right. A further 270 metres brings you to the end of the wood on the left. Now with paddocks on the left, walk for a further 400 metres. The track terminates onto a drive by a house.

Continue straight ahead to shortly meet a narrow road. Go straight across the road and up the drive opposite. A sign to Ditchling Park School is on your right. After crossing the road you pass a fingerpost on your left. Ahead just to the left of a short wall can be seen a fairly wide grassy track. Walk up this track and a short distance ahead is a railway bridge. Go over the bridge to shortly exit onto another narrow road. Turn left onto it and after 20 metres or so, turn right to follow a fingerpost with a number of waymarkers on it.

Walk ahead, now with a wire fence on both sides and with a flint cottage to your right. The way ahead now is uphill. Cross a stile (constructed of steel) and continue ahead on a narrow chalky path up the hill. Tempting at this point as it is to take one of the false meandering paths off to the left, I’m afraid it’s straight up for you, so head for the false horizon. At the top of the hill, pass over another steel stile. Once over the stile, the path (although fairly indistinct) goes straight ahead. Follow the direction of the (currently dilapidated) fingerpost across a meadow. The path bears gently towards the left-hand edge of the meadow and a fence and tree line. Eventually exit through a hole in the fence and hedge and onto a tarmac road. Turn right to walk towards Chalton and your parking spot where the walk began.

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1 Comments for: "Chalton Loop"

Sign post missing across the arable field just after the church yard at the beginning of the walk. The field had recently been cultivated so no obvious route across the middle of the field. I walked round the edge of the field until I found the signpost at the other side. Other than that small diversion no problem. A thoroughly enjoyable walk.

By Billdavies2 on 02 Mar 2019

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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