Walking in Hampshire

Hurstbourne Tarrant to St Mary Bourne

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In Hurstbourne Tarrant the path runs through the village, crosses the valley and heads steeply uphill to the copses of Wallop Hill Down where you can look back for a postcard view of the village nestling below.

Gently descend past Stokehill Farm to St Mary Bourne which straggles alongside the course of the Bourne Rivulet where the 12th century church contains several treasures.

Look downstream for the huge nine-arch viaduct at Hurstbourne Priors and the numerous watercress beds.

Distances 3 miles, 1-2 hours



  • Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne, tel 01264 738361
  • Coronation Arms, St Mary Bourne, tel 01264 738432
  • George Inn, St Mary Bourne, tel 01264 738340
  • White Hart Inn, Stoke tel, 01264 738830

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