GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wayfarer's Walk

71 miles (114 km)

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.
The route passes the wonderful 5000 acre estate surrounding Highclere Castle in Hampshire. The house is famous as the location of period drama 'Downton Abbey'. There are also some lovely waterside stretches to enjoy at Cheriton along the River Itchen and along the River Arle at New Arlesford. The walk finishes at Walbury Hill, the highest point in Berkshire and the South East of England.

Wayfarer's Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wayfarer's Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Ship Inn in Langstone is superbly positioned for a pit stop on the route. The family-friendly seaside pub overlooks Sweare Deep and Emsworth Harbour. There's a fantastic outdoor area right next to the water and a cosy interior with a warming fire. You can find the pub in Langstone with a postcode of PO9 1RD for your sat navs.
The Ship Inn, Langstone, Hampshire - geograph.org.uk - 1721088
Pictured above the Ship Inn at Langstone. A great place to relax outside with a drink on a summer day.
In the Hampshire village of Denmead, there's The Fox and Hounds. They have 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. Near the village you can also take a small detour from the route to visit Creech Woods in the Forest of Bere.

Photos

Wayfarer's Walk - geograph.org.uk - 697839

Long distance track, seen here just west of Freemantle Farm. The flint of the underlying Downs is easily visible on the track surface. The path runs between Emsworth and Inkpen Beacon.

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A view of the slopes of the hill used for pasture and grazing. Taken near Pilot Hill and Ashmansworth

Prite Lane, Wayfarer's Walk, Tichborne - geograph.org.uk - 329507

Prite Lane, Tichborne.

Totford Farm seen from Wayfarer's Walk - geograph.org.uk - 302788

Totford Farm seen from Wayfarer's Walk near Northington. The B3046 is in the hedge beyond.

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Footpath along the edge of Emsworth Harbour

Grounds of Breach House seen from Wayfarer's Walk - geograph.org.uk - 353370

Grounds of Breach House seen from Wayfarer's Walk. With Breach Farm buildings behind.

Looking across water meadows to Cheriton from Wayfarer's Walk - geograph.org.uk - 329493

Looking across water meadows to Cheriton

Dummer House from Wayfarer's Walk - geograph.org.uk - 952007

Dummer House from Wayfarer's Walk

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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