This Hampshire based village is in a great location for exploring the countryside and woodland of the surrounding Forest of Bere.
This circular walk from the village uses sections of the Wayfarer's Walk and the King's Way to visit Creech Woods in the Forest of Bere and the neighbouring village of Hambledon.
The walk starts in the village centre where you can pick up the Wayfarer's Walk and follow the waymarked footpath south through the town to Glenfield Farm and Furzeley Corner next to the golf course. The route then heads west to take you into Creech Woods where there are numerous footpaths to explore. In the woods you'll find conifers, heather and lots of woodland birds.
At the western end of the forest you can link up with the King's Way near Apless Lane. Follow the trail north and it will take you towards Hambledon via Shirmal Farm and Hoe Gate. At Hambledon you can pick up the Wayfarer's Walk again and follow it south through the countryside to Denmead, passing Rushmere pond on the way.
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Walks near Denmead
- Forest of Bere - Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails in this lovely forest near Portsmouth
- Forest of Bere West Walk - Explore the West Walk section of the Forest of Bere on this woodland route near Portsmouth
- Wayfarer's Walk - Starting at the town of Emsworth on Chichester Harbour, follow this fabulous 70 mile walk through the heart of Hampshire and on into Berkshire.
You will pass through the pretty Hampshire towns and villages of Cheriton, Droxford, Hambledon and New Arlesford while also experiencing the beautiful landscape and wildlife in this special county.
The path is easy to follow as it is waymarked by metal and plastic disks attached to wooden and metal posts.
Highlights on the route in include the National Trust owned Hinton Ampner stately home with its wonderful gardens and Watership Down - the delightful setting for Richard Adams' 1972 novel
- Meon Valley Trail - This peaceful cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway track from West Meon to Wickham via Droxford
- Havant Thicket - Enjoy miles of woodland and moorland paths at Havant Thicket, part of the Forest of Bere
- Portsmouth and Southsea Coastal Walk - A walk around Portsmouth and Southsea, visiting Portsmouth Harbour, Southsea Common and Southsea Castle
- Hayling Billy Trail - This popular cycling and walking trail uses the Hayling Billy Coastal Path which runs along the west coast of Hayling Island near Havant.
The trail gives fabulous views of Langstone Harbour which is an internationally important site for its wildfowl and wading birds
- Solent Way - Follow the Solent Way along the beautiful south coast from Milford on Sea to Emsworth.
The route starts off at Milford on Sea and heads along the coastal marshes to Lymington with splendid views of the Isle of Wight
- Langstone Harbour - Enjoy an easy coastal walk around the lovely Langstone Harbour on this easy route in Hampshire
- Farlington Marshes - Explore this lovely coastal nature reserve on this walk on Portsea Island near Portsmouth
- West Meon - The village of West Meon is in a splendid location for exploring the lovely Meon Valley and the South Downs
The Fox and Hounds is a nice place to relax with some refreshment after your walk. There's a lovely sheltered patio garden with vines and clematis climbing a twinkling light covered pergola. There's also covered dining pods with heat and light so you can still dine outside if the weather is not too clever. They are located on the edge of the village at School Lane at postcode PO7 6NA for your sat navs.
The woodland and country trails make for ideal dog walking. The Fox and Hounds mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around Denmead head west to visit the West Walk section of the Forest of Bere. There's miles of nice trails here with pretty bluebells to see in the spring months.
The village is also not far from the south coast where you can try the Portsmouth and Southsea Coastal Walk and visit the Farlington Marshes Nature Reserve.
You could also pick up the Meon Valley Trail nearby. The shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line to nearby West Meon.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.