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Romsey Group

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

A walk combining a number of river crossings with views from higher ground of the Anton Valley and its surroundings.  The route crosses open farmland and passes through narrower, enclosed woodland paths.   We start in the midst of the West Down Nature Reserve and drop down the hill for a short section of the Test Way before heading off to open farmland.   From the northern most point, we head south-east towards Wherwell and the delightful Chilbottom Cow Common.  There are no stiles on this walk but it does have a couple of inclines, one of which is quite steep.

Saturday, 9 March 2024
Meeting time:
9:05 am
Start time:
9:45 am
Estimated finish time:
12:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
7.6km / 4.7mi
Ascent:
99m / 325ft
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 35964 20958
Nearest postcode:
SO51 8AF
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Meeting time:
9:05 am

Romsey Rapids rear car park, adjacent to the Romsey Town FC pitch fence, for possible car-share. Please contact the walk leader if you require a lift.

Starting point

Grid reference:
SU 38656 39190
Nearest postcode:
SO20 6AZ
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Start time:
9:45 am

West Down Nature Reserve upper car park. If travelling north on the A3057 from Romsey, turn right on the sharp bend at Fullerton towards Chilbolton. Continue towards Chilbolton and turn right after the 20 mph speed limit signs, signposted to West Down Nature Reserve car park.

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