GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

The Vyne Walk

3 miles (5 km)

Explore the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding this 16th century Tudor Mansion inSherborne St John nearBasingstoke.
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 builtforLord Sandys, KingHenry VIII'sLord 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 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.
On the southern side of nearby Basingstoke there's the historic area of Old Basing. Here you'll find the 16th century Basing House, a Tudor Tithe Barn, Basingstoke Common and the Basing Lime Pits. There's also some more nice trails along the River Loddon and the Basingstoke Canal Walk in this area.
Just south of Old Basing there's also Hackwood Park to explore. The Grade I listed park has a series of public footpaths taking you past the old estate which includesan ornamental bridge, fountains, a statue ofGeorge I, deer and the impressive Hackwood House. Just to the east of the park you can pick up the circular Mapledurwell Walk and visit the pretty villages of Mapledurwell and Upton Grey.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.

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Photos

The lake, The Vyne - geograph.org.uk - 943985

The lake, The Vyne It is unclear exactly when the lake was formed, although it would have been some time after the original Tudor house was established; there is a reference to a long pond in 1743 which was subsequently enlarged. Today it is home to a variety of waterfowl, including a fine flock of canada geese. The Vyne is a National Trust property.

The Vyne Estate - geograph.org.uk - 1161416

View of the lower pond and the walled garden in the background.

The Vyne gardens - geograph.org.uk - 433393

The Vyne gardens

Front entrance to The Vyne - geograph.org.uk - 1181988

Front entrance to The Vyne

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

The Vyne.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

The Vyne.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)