From the church, the Way descends downhill with stunning views ahead. The distinctive conically shaped hill to the south is St John’s Hill, partially capped with woodland. It is thought this hill was an Iron Age settlement site and is also where King John had a hunting lodge. Passing Binswood, the route starts climbing and you enter your first Hanger, Wick Hill.
Continue through deciduous woodland before descending to join Oakhanger stream which snuggles under the shelter of the impressive Selborne Hanger. This length of the stream is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a monk.
Distances 3.5 miles (5.5km), 1-2 hours Large route map
Alton Tourist Information Centre tel 01420 88448
The Selborne Arms, Selborne, tel 01420 511247
The Queens Hotel, Selborne, tel 01420 511454
Places of interest
Gilbert White’s House, Selborne, tel 01420 511275