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Walking in Hampshire

The Writers' Way

The Writers’ Way is a 13 mile trail linking Alton to surrounding villages through some beautiful countryside; it is open to walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. The route uses a mixture of paths and rural lanes with generally gentle gradients, at times on age-old sunken tracks and at others on paths over open farmland or through woodland.

Several famous authors were closely connected to the countryside here, hence the route’s name:

For a day out with a difference, walkers and cyclists can return to their start point using the Watercress Line steam railway.

Download the leaflet  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 2MB for information on the route, maps and ideas of what to see.

Download the gpx file for use with digital mapping.

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The Writers' Way Logo Photograph of Water Lane

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