Thursday, 4 April 2019
Start time: 10:00
(Estimated finish time: 15:30)
Moderate 11 miles / 17.7 km
Please note this walk is a replacement for Oakhanger walk advertised in the Winchester Ramblers Walk Programme
This walk explores the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire with its hills, rolling countryside and woodland. We used bridle paths, downland tracks, paths and roads, navigating a number of stiles and involving some gentle hill climbing.
We begin the walk from the car park of the ‘The Hachet Inn’ Lower Chute, which is a 13th Century thatched village pub with cosy rooms. We head off in the direction of Hippenscombe crossing the Chute Causeway an old Roman road. This walk differs from previous walks I have started from Lower Chute in that we turn west towards New Zealand Farm returning for lunch at The Hatchet Inn via Upper Chute. This is approximately 6.8 miles and short of three hours taking into account a morning break.
The afternoon is a circuit walk of just under 4 miles and explores the southern gentler countryside around Chute Forest. The total distance AM / PM is just under 11 miles
The Hatchet Inn, Lower Chute - Upper Car park .
Grid reference: SU311531
Nearest postcode: SP11 9DX
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
Lunch : The Hatchet Inn , Lower Chute, Andover SP11 9DX.
Please visit their website for the menu thehatchetinn.co.uk and select from the available options. Please let me have your food order if you are having a pub lunch by 17.00 Wednesday April 3rd
Picnic places are close by for those not wishing to have a pub lunch.
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