Walking in Hampshire

Selborne to Noar Hill

Although a small village, Selborne has many attractions. It was once home to Gilbert White, the famous 18th century naturalist and author.

There is also The Oates Museum, devoted to the remarkable Oates family, and in particular, Frank Oates (a Victorian explorer) and Captain Lawrence Oates who accompanied Scott to the South Pole.

Continue on out of the village and past Galley Hill, once the site for the local gallows. The path climbs gently up High Common Nature Reserve and round to Noar Hill Hanger. This area of chalkland is rich in wild flowers and wildlife. The route now drops steeply down through woodland to the tiny parish of Empshott.

Distances 2 miles (3km), 1 hour  Large route map

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