Walking in Hampshire

Finchdean to Rowlands Castle

Continuing out of the village, the path climbs steeply south to Wellsworth Lane, once an ancient green lane, where a Roman building and cremation burial site have been found.

Walk across the golf course and around the edge of the village of Rowland’s Castle. In the 1700s, this delightful village was reputed to have been overrun with highwaymen, smugglers, poachers and thieves, and The Castle Inn was said to have been the headquarters of a notorious gang of smugglers.

Distances 1.5 miles (2.5km), 30 minutes

Havant Tourist Information Centre tel 023 9248 0024

The Robin Hood, Rowlands Castle, tel 023 9241 2268
The Castle Inn, Rowlands Castle, tel 023 9241 2494

Places of interest
Stansted Park, tel 023 9241 2265   


Finchdean to Rowlands Castle route map

Route map