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Anton Lakes Family Trail

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Anton Lakes Family Trail
Author: smegreddwarf, Published: 13 Dec 2015 Walk Rating:star1 Anton Lakes Family Trail Walking Guide star1 Anton Lakes Family Trail Walking Guide star1 Anton Lakes Family Trail Walking Guide star1 Anton Lakes Family Trail Walking Guide star1 Anton Lakes Family Trail Walking Guide
Hampshire, Andover
Walk Type: River or lakeside
Anton Lakes Family Trail
Length: 1 miles,  Difficulty: boot Anton Lakes Family Trail Walking Guide
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An ideal family short walk (just one mile in length) which takes in Anton Lakes nature reserve. If you are walking with children, there is also a children's playground on route (shortly after leaving the car park). Designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1996 Anton Lakes is situated just north of Andover town centre. The reserve is made up of a range of habitats following its use for gravel extraction. The River Anton rises from springs within the reserve, flowing down through a series of old watercress beds, providing a habitat for the locally rare long-stalked yellow sedge. The river then flows into the lakes, which are themselves home to a variety of birds including the beautiful great-crested grebe. Other habitats include an area of chalk grassland providing an ideal habitat for a variety of butterfly species such as the marbled white and gatekeeper and an area of wet, fen meadow plays host to an impressive colony of southern marsh orchids. Although more difficult to find, otters and water voles also use the site.

The walking route follows a simple surfaced path around the lake, making it a simple and easy to navigate route. You will need to negotiate a couple of wooden bridges and a single metal gate. Approximate time 30 minutes.

The nature reserve has its own free car park which is located off the Redon Roundabout on the A343. The address for the nature reserve is Anton Lakes Local Nature Reserve, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3SY.

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Walk Sections

Start to Left Bend

Start point: 51.2182 lat, -1.4893 long
End point: 51.2179 lat, -1.4837 long

From the nature reserve car park, head straight through the metal gate to join the main path. You will find the children's playground on the right-hand side after a short distance. Continue with the lake on your left.

Left Bend to Wooden Bridge
Left Bend to Wooden Bridge

Start point: 51.2179 lat, -1.4837 long
End point: 51.2192 lat, -1.4838 long

Keep following the gravel path around the lake, around two left-hand bends and on to reach a wooden footbridge.

Wooden Bridge to Signpost and Bench
Wooden Bridge to Signpost and Bench

Start point: 51.2192 lat, -1.4838 long
End point: 51.2189 lat, -1.4902 long

Cross the wooden bridge and immediately turn left along the gravel footpath. Continue along this path until you come to a junction in the footpath. Take the left footpath at this point. Stay with this footpath until you reach another junction with a signpost and bench.

Signpost and Bench to End
Signpost and Bench to End

Start point: 51.2189 lat, -1.4902 long
End point: 51.2183 lat, -1.4893 long

Turn left at the signpost and follow this path over another wooden bridge. The path will take you back to the car park where the walk began.

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1 comments for "Anton Lakes Family Trail"

lovely short walk around the lakes, lots of birds and water plants to look at, very scenic.

By em79 on 22 Jul 2017

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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