GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mottisfont Walks

3 miles (5 km)

Explore the extensive grounds of this 13th century Augustinian priory on foot or by bike. The National Trust owned siteincludes a museum with regularly changing art exhibitions. There's also a walledrose gardenwhich is home to the National Collection of ancestral species and 19th-century rose cultivars.
There's nice footpaths to follow along the River Test, through woodland and past some lovely wide lawns.
You can reach the abbey by following the Test Way from the nearby town of Romsey. It's about a 5 mile walk from the town, passing Squabb Woods and Awbridge Danes Lakes on the way. The riverside, waymarked path also offers the opportunity for further exploring the countryside surrounding the abbey.

Mottisfont Abbey Postcode

SO51 0LP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Mottisfont Abbey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mottisfont Abbey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The abbey has an on site tea room for refreshments after your walk. At the Victorian Old Kitchen there's indoor seating within the historic surrounds of the kitchen, or you could take a riverside seat outside on the porch.
You could also head half a mile south to the village of Dunbridge and visit the Mill Arms. It's in a lovely spot and includes a new conservatory for looking out over the garden with two open fireplaces indoors for colder days. You can find the pub at Barley Hill, Dunbridge with a postcode of SO51 0LF for your sat navs.

The estate is a great place for a dog walk, though you are asked to please keep them on short leads. The Mill Arms pub mentioned above is also very dog friendly and will often provide water and biscuits for your canine friend.

Mottisfont & Dunbridge railway station is located just a short distance from the site, offering a way to visit the abbey using public transport. The service to the station operates fromSalisburytoSouthampton Central, viaRomsey.The station is managed bySouth Western Railway, who run an hourly service betweenRomseyandSalisburyviaSouthampton Central.
To continue your walking you could follow some nice public footpaths heading west from the site. These will take you along the River Dun towards Dunbridge, Lockerley, Holbury Wood and Tytherley Common.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Mottisfont Abbey Gardens1a.UME

Abbey gardens

Mottisfont Abbey, August 2006

Abbey view

Mottisfont Rose Garden, Mottisfont Abbey

Rose gardens

Mottisfont Abbey 01

Footpaths and abbey

River Test near Mottisfont - geograph.org.uk - 687516

River Test near Mottisfont. The view from beside the east end of the long road bridge: an old railway bridge can just be seen in the distance.

Cottage and field, Mottisfont - geograph.org.uk - 1329062

Cottage and field, Mottisfont. This cottage is just across the road from the grand gates to the abbey

St Andrew, Mottisfont - geograph.org.uk - 1505966

St Andrews Church in the village of Mottisfont. This noteworthy church is a Grade 1 listed building erected in the 12th century.

Meadow near Mottisfont - geograph.org.uk - 425565

Meadow near the site. This meadow is full of small drainage ditches that empty out in the Test carrier.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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