GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Meon Valley Trail

9 miles (15 km)

This peaceful cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway track from West Meon to Wickham via Droxford. There are splendid views of the beautiful Meon Valley and the River Meon to enjoy as well as a variety of wildlife including butterflies, redwing and egrets.
The route is reasonably flat, running along a surfaced path for just under 10 miles.
Near Wickham the route skirts the edge of the Forest of Bere. You can pick up the trails in the West Walk area of the forest to extend your exercise.
Our West Meon Walk uses part of the trail to take you on a tour of the area surrounding the village. There's some splendid views of the South Downs countryside which surrounds the trail.

Meon Valley Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Meon Valley Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The Square Cow in Wickham is a good choice for refreshments after your exercise. It has some history having originally been “The Old Curio Shop”,an open hall timber framed building dating back to the sixteenth Century.Inside there are medieval paintings with floral/geometric patternspreserved behind glass and still on display. They do lovely home cooked food which you can enjoy in the pretty garden area if the weather is fine. You can find the pub on Wickham Square with a postcode of PO17 5JN for your sat navs.

The trail is good for dog walking though you may want to keep them on leads because of the cyclists. The Square Cow pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

The Wickham Railway Walk uses a section of the trail and the waymarked King's Way to create a circular walk around the village. The walk first follows the old railway line along the River Meon before heading to the countryside and woodland of the Forest of Bere. It's a nice varied walk and a good way to explore the surrounding area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the South Downs Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Meon Valley Trail - geograph.org.uk - 830400

Meon Valley Trail. Looking south along the former railway to the bridge by Hayden's Farm.

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Slope down to Garden Hill Lane and the South Downs Way.

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Looking south to the dismantled bridge at Peake New Road. The trail descends to the right to cross the road

Trail Map, Meon Valley Trail - geograph.org.uk - 830514

Trail Map and Information Board. A map of the route at the car park on the site of West Meon station.

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Looking north from Pound Lane Bridge, Meonstoke. Trees have recently been felled on the sides of the cutting.

Meon Valley Trail - geograph.org.uk - 830661

The dismantled railway bridge over Stocks Lane, Meonstoke. The trail heads between the gate and hedge, up the side of the embankment to join the former railway.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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