The Vyne Walk
Explore the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding this 16th century Tudor Mansion in Sherborne St John near Basingstoke.
In the 18th-century West garden you will find beautiful herbaceous borders, rose beds and wisteria. There is also a pretty walled garden with a restored glasshouse and a summerhouse.
The walk then takes you into the wider grounds and through Morgaston Wood with a number of peaceful way-marked paths to follow. There's also a wetlands area with a bird hide where you can look out for Snipe, Great Crested Grebe and Heron.
The house was built for Lord Sandys, King Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain. You can explore the grand rooms which contain a number of decorative and interesting rare artifacts and much of the original Tudor furniture still intact. There is also a wonderful Tudor chapel, with stained glass windows.
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The Vyne Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
The Vyne Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
The Vyne OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
The Vyne Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north east there's the pretty village of Bramley to visit. The village includes a train station, a picturesque green, a historic 12th century church and a nice local pub serving Indian dishes.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.