GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Longparish Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This delightful village is located on the River Test in Hampshire. There's picturesque thatched cottages, old mills, weirs, pretty lakes and a fine old pub to visit here.
This walk from the village takes you along a section of the Test Way to Harewood Forest, Wherwell and Chilbolton.
The walk starts in the village and heads south west to neighbouring Middleton where you can pick up the Test Way and follow the waymarked footpath along the river to Forton.
At Gavelacre you leave the river to head into the expansive Harewood Forest where there are miles of peaceful woodland trails to explore. The trail heads through the forest before coming to Wherwell.
The route then crosses the river to head south into Chilbolton. Here you'll find the picturesque Chilbolton Common where there are some pretty old thatch cottages to see.

Postcode

SP11 6PZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Longparish OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Longparish Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Longparish

  • Test Way - Travel through the Test Valley on this 44 mile walk through Hampshire and Berkshire.
    The route starts at Lower Test Nature Reserve near Totton heading north towards Romsey along the river
  • Harewood Forest - This large forest near Andover has miles of woodland walking trails to try
  • Chilbolton - A nice little walk from the pretty Hampshire village of Chilbolton
  • Danebury Hill Fort - Climb to Danebury Hill Fort and Danebury Down on this short walk in Hampshire
  • Andover - This walk takes you around the Hampshire Town of Andover
  • Stockbridge - This small Hampshire town is beautifully positioned with riverside walks, nature reserves, woodland and hill climbs to enjoy

Pubs/Cafes

The Cricketers is a good choice for post walk refreshment. The attractive former coaching inn is in a nice location close to the river. They serve good quality, homemade food which you can enjoy in the lovely garden area. You can find them at postcode SP11 6PZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The river, country and woodland trails make for a fine dog walk. The Cricketers pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Continue south west fromalong the Test Way and you could visit Stockbridge. Near here you can enjoy a climb to Danebury Hill Fort for great views over the area.

For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.

Photos

Upper Mill, Longparish - geograph.org.uk - 344381

Upper Mill, Longparish "Upper Mill in East Aston was a working flour mill until about 1906 and was then used to supply electricity to Longparish House and the Mill. It ran a sawbench until the 1950s. Recently with much hard work Rupert Dawnay has restored the machinery, and it ran again in March 1998." - from

Longparish - Island In The Stream - geograph.org.uk - 1423133

Island In The Stream. A small island in the River Dever.

Longparish - The River Test - geograph.org.uk - 1423131

Looking east up the River Test from the bridge on Mill Lane.

Longparish - Cottage - geograph.org.uk - 1423126

Thatched cottage in the village.

Oak and hazel woodland in Ladies' House Copse - geograph.org.uk - 147441

Oak and hazel woodland in Ladies' House Copse. A view north from the Test Way footpath between Pachington Piggery and the pig sheds in Pachington Copse.

Wherwell - geograph.org.uk - 193057

Wherwell thatched cottages.

Wherwell - Pond - geograph.org.uk - 695223

Wherwell pond

The Test Way passes The Old Cottage on Chilbolton Common - geograph.org.uk - 822252

The Test Way passes The Old Cottage on Chilbolton Common

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GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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