Website has no map but gives details and ref to OS Explorer 158. Circular walk
of about 4 miles over farmland – site of the First Battle of Newbury 1643.
5-min drive to park by Enborne Church (also worth a visit).
Website includes map of 130 acres National Trust woodland, threaded by chalk
stream. Several paths: see map to find which are buggy-able. The outer circuit walk is about 1.5 to 2 miles. Nature reserve and grazing
cattle, so dogs on leads. Less frequented by dog-owners since this became
5-min drive to free car park off Station Road, Woolton Hill.
No website map of any use to walkers.
130 acres owned by BBOWT.
10-min drive to 3 circular wildlife walks, each with own car park off Bury's
Bowdown woods: 1 mile, ancient woodland, bluebells, clear path, some gradients, can be muddy
Bombsite: .75 miles, surfaced path ok for buggies, flat, lightly wooded
Baynes: 1 mile, more rugged
Walks are linked by permissive paths so can be combined. Bowdown + Bombsite for
example = c50 mins walking. Dogs must be on leads because the whole area is a
nature reserve. Plenty of waymarkers, but they don't tell you which route you
are on, so best to phone-photo map board in the car park as you set out.
Website shows large scale OS map with routes marked. Also map board at car park.
140 acres of woodland owned by Hampshire County Council, together with the
Herbert Plantation - a nature reserve, so dogs on leads. 1.5 to 2.5-mile walks,
depending on which of three circuits you take. Path surface variable, but can
10-min drive to park at Jonathon Hill (turn left off A339/old A34 just past the
Website gives map and details of 4 circular walks, 1 - 4 miles. Map also on
board at car park.
900 acres (including Crookham Common), formerly USAF airfield, now owned by West
10-min drive to small car park on Bury's Bank Road (where Pyle Hill joins it).
6. Great Penwood, Hants SU 44 62
Several paths offering a variety of circuits through Forestry Commission
woodland, but sadly no walker-friendly website or map.
10-min drive to Andover Road, turning left off it just after crossing the River
Enborne, and follow lane into Penwood for about half mile. Car park on right.
Website is a badly scanned leaflet with a poor map, which details with map two
versions of a circular walk, 2.5 or 4 miles long, over farmland and along a
chalk ridge trackway. (Probably best used in conjunction with Explorer 158.)
Waymarked as a recreational route, though not greatly used. Can be muddy in
winter, and may have livestock in summer. Both about 10-min drive from Hamstead
Marshall. Park roadside about a mile past the Swan Inn.
Website includes good map. Mixture of rights-of-way and permissive paths on
small, privately owned woodland common. Some paths surfaced, others good, some
very rutted and potentially muddy. Plan your own route of 1 to 2 miles. 10-min
drive to Bishop's Green. Roadside parking.