Longparish to Chilbolton
Walk through the pretty hamlet of Forton on the banks of the Test. You then re-enter the lovely Harewood Forest on Second World War concrete tracks, used to conceal vehicles from snooping enemy aircraft.
Leave the woods and walk along pleasant old farm lanes back into the valley to Wherwell. The route runs behind the village, but much more scenic is a walk down the main street.
Cross the different branches of the river via footbridges, past Chilbolton Common with its vast variety of flora and fauna. Skirting Chilbolton and its Observatory you will reach West Down.
Distances 5 miles, 2 hours
- The White Lion, Wherwell, tel 01264 860317