Walking in Hampshire

Stockbridge to Mottisfont

Route map

Still using the old railway line, the path passes through Stockbridge Common - a quiet world of reedbeds and waterfowl.

Here, beside the water, the Clarendon Way (which stretches from Winchester to Salisbury) crosses the valley just before you reach the ancient crossing point of Horsebridge.

Pass the John of Gaunt pub before continuing past one of the few remaining old railway stations (now privately owned).

On to Lower Brook, cross the meadows and finish this section on grass tracks at the famous Mottisfont Abbey, a National Trust property whose walled kitchen garden holds the national collection of old-fashioned roses.

Distances 5½ miles, 3-4 hours



  • Crown Inn, King's Somborne, tel 01794 388360
  • John of Gaunt, Horsebridge, tel 01794 388394
  • Mottisfont Abbey, Mottisfont, tel 01794 340757

Places of interest

  • Mottisfont Abbey, Mottisfont, tel 01794 340757

Stockbridge to Mottisfont route map