Walking in Hampshire

Sherfield-on-Loddon walk

  • Distance 5 miles
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Terrain - Gradual, with a mixture of roads and footpaths. Stiles and steep inclines on this route
  • Download route map 306kp pdf

This walk takes place at Sherfield-on-Loddon, a picturesque village near Basingstoke. Highlights for visitors include the Church of St. Leonard, which dates from the 14th century, the village green and the watermill.
More information and a detailed history of this beautiful Hampshire spot

The walk

The route starts from the entrance to Sherfield park.Cross with care over the main A33 road at the footpath sign north of the roundabout. Head up the drive to the left of the house, go over the stile into a field. Follow along the left-hand side of the field to a track.

St Leonards church

Turn right and follow the track which bears left. Where the track turns right, head straight on through a gap onto a footpath which joins a concrete drive. Follow this, passing Sherfield place and then Ellis Farm. Bear left here to Wildmoor Lane for approx 2km (1.2 miles), past various golf course crossing points. Look out for Keeper’s Cottage and SCATS Countrystores by the main road.

Take care crossing the A33, continue ahead to the Old Reading Road. Turn right, passing between two ponds, to the village centre. At the Post Office, turn left into Bramley Road (an avenue of chestnut trees) and left again into the Football Club car park. Walk diagonally across the village green, turning right into Goddard’s Lane at Globe House.

Continue along the lane ignoring Goddard’s Close on the right, to pass Little Bowlings Farm. Carry on to the second footpath on the left. Go through the metal gate over the stile, head steeply down with the hedge on the right to a fence around a copse. Turn right, then bear left around the field edge, continuing over the hill. Turn left at the stile leading into the Garden of Remembrance and St. Leonards Churchyard, turn right out of the churchyard and right down the road back to Sherfield park.

This walk were provided by Sherfield-on-Loddon Parish Council.

 

River Lodden

Public transport

  • Train
    Bramley and Chineham.
  • Bus
    Stagecoach in Hampshire number 14. No evening or Sunday services.