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Walk on the South Downs from Old Winchester Hill

National Trails
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All abilities

Hiking

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Walk a stretch of the stunning South Downs Way from Old Winchester Hill. The South Downs way is an ancient trail running 160km from Winchester to Eastbourne. It can be attempted in one go, or in stages, or you can simply enjoy the scenery on a short circular or 'there-and back' walk. From Old Winchester Hill you can explore the ancient hill fort site and head west towards Beacon Hill and Winchester, or East towards the Meon Valley.

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General Information
Free entry

Free public use.

Suitable for dogs

Dogs welcome.

No refreshments on site.

No refreshments on site

No toilets available

No toilets on site

Camping

Camp nearby at Meonside Camping

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Old Winchester Hill Meon Springs Loop

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

10 kms

3 hrs

Beautiful scenery throughout. Rolling hills. lots of up and downs and some off path road walking

Old Winchester Hill and Meonstoke

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

12.9 kms

3.5 hrs

An impressive circuit with great views and pub stop half way.

Old Winchester Hill Loop

All abilities

All abilities

3.2 kms

1 hr

A short loop of the hill with great views.

Beacons Hill and Old Winchester Hill

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

10.8 kms

3.1 hrs

A there and back route along the SDW between Beacon's Hill and Old Winchester

The full South Downs Way

Advanced only

Advanced only

160 kms

45 hrs

The full route from Winchester to Eastbourne - best taken in stages...
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Droxford Rd, Petersfield GU32 1HN

Free parking

Plenty of free parking.

Directions by Car

Not easily accessible by public transport.

Not easily accessible by public transport.