Brenda Parker Way
This splendid walk runs from Aldershot to Andover through the Hampshire countryside. The walk passes through Fleet, Winchfield, Bramley, Tadley, Kingsclere, Highclere, Sidley Bottom, and Rag Copse. Highlights include:
- A waterside section along the Basingstoke Canal
- The Wellington Statue - Near the Royal Garrison Church stands the 30 foot statue of the first Duke of Wellington, mounted on his horse, Copenhagen. It was commissioned to mark his victory at the 1815 Battle of Waterloo and is made mainly from bronze cannons captured at the time.
- Fleet Pond - Hampshire's largest lake is also a peaceful nature reserve and a great place for wildlife spotting.
- Calleva - an ancient Roman Town near the village of Silchester. See video below for more details
- Highclere Castle - home of the discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun and location for period drama 'Downton Abbey'. The route heads through part of the wonderful 5000 acre estate.
- Pilot Hill - Hampshire’s highest point.
The Brenda Parker Way is marked in both directions wit waymark discs. The Brenda Parker Way website has split the walk into nine manageable sections with full guides for each.
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