Across the Dam and Up the Creek

This walk gives fantastic views over Alton Water Park. The longer walk leads you to Holbrook Creek and passes through the pretty village of Stutton. A shorter walk visits a nature reserve and the Tattingstone Clifton Wonder, a building designed to deceive!

Technical sheet
No. 4002952
A Stutton walk posted on 08/09/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 09/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h15[?]
Distance Distance : 4.68mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 79ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 79ft
Highest point Highest point : 105ft
Lowest point Lowest point : -3ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Stutton
Starting point Starting point : N 51.975066° / E 1.13919°
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Description

(D/A) Leave Alton Water Park car park, walk past café and turn right alongside road.

(1) Turn left over dam and take path that veers right on far side. Follow path downhill into woodland. Ignore path on left and continue straight, crossing open area with trees.

(2) When road is reached, turn right along pavement. Pass Holbrook Mill and walk across wooden walkway over pond. At end of walkway, carefully cross road. Turn left and take track beside house with tall chimneys. Follow track until right bend and then take path that leads off right. Follow winding path beside stream. Cross farm track and continue along path beside stream.

(3) When you reach track and river wall at Holbrook Creek, turn right, go through gate and follow path around to left. Pass Holbrook Boathouse and follow track left along river wall.

(4) Follow river wall until you reach fence, turn right down steps and follow path beside paddocks. On far side of paddocks, go through gap in hedge and turn left. Keep on path past ponds and buildings. At top of grassy area, follow path left as it joins road.

(5) Walk along road past church. Keep straight on through countryside to village. Follow road through village and around sharp right bend. At main road, carefully cross and continue straight along Alton Hall Lane. Shortly after row of houses, take path right along field edge. Follow this path, ignoring right turn, until it reaches track alongside reservoir. Turn right and walk back to car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 75ft - Alton Water Park car park
1 : mi 0.34 - alt. 79ft - Dam
2 : mi 1.25 - alt. 23ft - Holbrook Mill
3 : mi 2.02 - alt. 7ft - Wall Farm Wharf
4 : mi 2.69 - alt. 0ft - Markwell's Farm
5 : mi 3.03 - alt. 72ft - Church
D/A : mi 4.68 - alt. 75ft - Alton Water Park car park

Useful Information

Ground uneven in places. Some sloping ground. Some parts may be muddy. One stile on route. Some sections beside deep water. Look out for cyclists on reservoir paths. Part of route on public roads. Please be aware of traffic. We recommend high visibility clothing.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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