GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


East Meon Walk

13 miles (21 km)

This village in East Hampshire has some nice walks across the South Downs to try. This walk from the village centre uses the South Downs Way National Trail to visit two of the highlights of the area. You start by following a country lane south west to Coombe Cross, about half a mile from the village. Here you can pick up the South Downs Way and follow it south to Salt Hill and Wether Down,one of the highest hills in Hampshire, rising to 234 metres (768ft) above sea level.
At Mercury Park you head east to Tegdown Hill before climbing to Butser Hill, the highest point on theSouth Downs. The hill stands at a height of 271 metres (889ft) and provides wonderful views across the downs to the coast.
After taking in the views you descend to Queen Elizabeth Country Park, via Hilhampton Bottom. The park is Hampshire's biggest country park with 20 miles of trails for walkers, cyclists & horse riders. It includes 1400 acres of open access woodland and downland with lots of flora and fauna to look out for.
The Shipwrights Way, Staunton Way and Hangers Way long distance trails pass through the park so there is scope for extending your walk. For example you could follow the Hangars Way north to visit the market town of Petersfield.
To continue your walking in the East Meon area head west along the South Downs Way to visit Old Winchester Hill and West Meon. Around here you can also pick up the Meon Valley Trail.

East Meon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

East Meon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Wether Down - geograph.org.uk - 228343

Wether Down

Sheep on Tegdown Hill - geograph.org.uk - 699188

Sheep on Tegdown Hill

Butser Hill

Butser Hill

Butser Hill and Hillhampton Bottom - geograph.org.uk - 8088

Butser Hill and Hillhampton Bottom

Queen Elizabeth Country Park - panoramio

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Visitor centre and carpark, Queen Elizabeth Country Park. - geograph.org.uk - 17136

Visitor centre and carpark, Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

River Meon at East Meon - geograph.org.uk - 425106

River Meon at East Meon

Cottages by the River Meon in East Meon - geograph.org.uk - 132754

Cottages by the River Meon in East Meon

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

East Meon.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)