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We are the Romsey Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

An opportunity to enjoy fabulous scenic views across open heathland along with the peace and quiet of woodland on this walk, which is split 50/50 between the 2 distinct landscapes.  Starting from the beautiful Andrew's Mare Lake, we head south and west across Withybed Bottom towards the Canadian Memorial.   From here we pass through Highland Water Inclosure on our way back to the start.  Along the way we cross rivers and streams, which are always popular spots on our Rambles.  Despite the length and lack of stiles, the walk is rated moderate due to a few longish, but not steep, inclines.  It will, however, be taken at a leisurely pace.

Saturday, 24 February 2024
Meeting time:
9:15 am
Start time:
9:45 am
Estimated finish time:
12:45 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8.8km / 5.5mi
Ascent:
157m / 515ft
Type:
circular

If you are intending to go on the walk, please inform the walk contact beforehand.

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • Dog friendly
  • No Stiles

Meeting point

Grid reference:
SU 35962 20958
Nearest postcode:
SO51 8AF
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Meeting time:
9:15 am

Romsey Rapids rear car park adjacent to the Romsey Town FC pitch fence for possible car-share. Car sharing is strongly advised due to the limited parking at the start. Please contact the walk leader if a lift is required.

Starting point

Grid reference:
SU 25583 11313
Nearest postcode:
SO43 7GP
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spindles.goodbyes.topical
Start time:
9:45 am

Andrew's Mare car park. Heading west along the A31, turn left at Stoney Cross onto the road sign-posted to Emery Down. The car park entrance is about 300m on the right. Take care as the access road is heavily pot-holed.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking