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|St Mary Bourne and Derrydown|
|Author: Claire, Published: 15 Sep 2015||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A circular walk of just less than 3 miles from the pretty village of St Mary Bourne in Hampshire. This lovely route belies its simplicity and length, giving you chance to explore a range of environments including the chocolate box village streets plus tracks through woodland, open crop fields and rural pastures. |
The route includes a steady climb and equivalent descent on the valley side. Most of the paths follow stone and tarmac tracks, but there are sections through woodland that can get very muddy after periods of rain. There is one stretch along a quiet country lane and one through the village where there are no pavements, so take care of any traffic at these points. There are no stiles, steps or kissing gates on route, just one generous single gate, meaning the route would be passable with a rugged pushchair or disability buggy when the ground is firm enough. Approximate time 1 hour.
St Mary Bourne is a small village in north-west Hampshire, 5 miles north east of Andover. The village is accessed from the north via Hurstbourne Tarrant (take the A343 and then the B3048) and from the south via Hurstbourne Priors (take the B3400 and then the B3048). The walk starts and finishes from the free village car park alongside the village shop and playground. Heading north through the village on the main B3048, pass the church on the right, cross the river bridge and then turn immediately left onto the car park access lane (signed to Recreation Ground, Village Centre and Village Shop). Approximate post code SP11 6BE.
|Start to Derrydown House|
Start point: 51.2507 lat, -1.3973 long
Leave the car park via the vehicle entrance, following the small access lane to meet the village road.
|Derrydown House to Bedlam Copse Junction|
Start point: 51.2451 lat, -1.3963 long
Continue along the tarmac access drive. To your right are fenced sheep pastures and beyond are glorious views across the valley, heavily populated with woodland. The track leads you past the flint Derrydown Cottage (on your left) and on through a section of trees.
|Bedlam Copse Junction to Haven Hill|
Start point: 51.2486 lat, -1.4107 long
Go straight ahead at this road junction (taking care of any traffic as you cross) to join the small lane between hedgerows (marked as Unsuitable for HGVs and National Cycle Route 246). Ignore the first footpath signed into the crop field on your right, simply continue on the quiet lane heading downhill and swinging right.
|Haven Hill to End|
Start point: 51.254 lat, -1.4051 long
Ignore the signs for the Test Way ahead, instead turn left and follow the residential road passing the village school on your left. Continue down to reach the crossroads at the edge of St Mary Bourne. NOTE: The next section of the route follows the main road through the village and, whilst this is a 30mph zone, there are some sections without pavements so do take care of traffic.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2015 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
Heather Eves: We did this walk at the weekend, it was lovely and only about 2 miles from my home, I'd not known about it before, so many thanks to iFootpath.
|By Facebook on 22 Sep 2015|
Lovely route, great for dogs as well as no live stock and only a bit of road walking.
|By injuryian on 02 Oct 2015|
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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|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 15 Sep 2015
In addition to walking through the lovely village and open fields there is a beautiful section of woodland with wide and fairly firm paths.
|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 15 Sep 2015
After you leave the woods you get great views ahead.
|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 15 Sep 2015
We walked the route in September 2015 and although there had been quite a lot of rain in recent weeks the bourne was dry... If you get a picture with the St Mary's Bourne flowing please add it to the gallery.
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