GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cheesefoot Head

7 miles (12 km)

This circular walk visits a large natural amphitheatre near Winchester before exploring the surrounding area on a network of footpaths. It's an undulating route with some moderate climbs and lovely views over the South Downs, The New Forest, the Isle of Wight and Butser Hill.
Start the walk from the Cheesefoot Head car park a few miles east of Winchester, near the small village of Chilcomb. From here you can pick up the King's Way and the South Downs Way to take you past the site and into the surrounding countryside.
Start by heading south along the King's Way through Longwood Warren before bending round to the east. You'll pass pockets of woodland before coming to Lane End and Beauworth. Here you turn north along Holden Lane, following the South Downs Way across Gander Down. You then turn south, passing the woodland in the Temple Valley before returning to the car park.
The South Downs Way starts in nearby Winchester so you could start the walk from the city if you prefer.
To extend the walk you can head east and visit Hinton Ampner near Cheriton. Here you can explore the beautiful gardens surrounding a fine stately home.

Cheesefoot Head Postcode

SO21 1HW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cheesefoot Head OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cheesefoot Head Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Undulations in the chalk landscape of Longwood Warren - geograph.org.uk - 147857

Undulations in the chalk landscape of Longwood Warren

Trees on Cheesefoot Head - geograph.org.uk - 760885

Trees on Cheesefoot Head

Fawley Down above Winchester - geograph.org.uk - 551998

Fawley Down above Winchester

Track junction on Holden Lane, Beauworth - geograph.org.uk - 1153439

Track junction on Holden Lane, Beauworth

The South Downs Way climbing Gander Down - geograph.org.uk - 138733

The South Downs Way climbing Gander Down

Bridleway junction, Longwood Warren - geograph.org.uk - 147864

Bridleway junction, Longwood Warren

Beech woodland at sunset, Cheesefoot Head - geograph.org.uk - 209849

Beech woodland at sunset, Cheesefoot Head

Looking down Temple Valley - geograph.org.uk - 138725

Looking down Temple Valley

GPS Files

GPX File

Cheesefoot Head.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Cheesefoot Head.mmo (right click - 'Save As')