A short pub walk across open countryside and through the iconic village of Winkle Street.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the pub car park, turn left along the verge of the main road. Cross the road and turn right into Lynch Lane.
(1) At the old village pump, turn left onto a track to Pitts Farm. Take the green track and pass a green building. Here turn right and follow the path left to a stile into a field. Go half left and follow the waymarks offline to a stile in the bottom corner of the field by a lane. Cross the stile and descend the steps.
(2) Go left along the lane keeping to the right side facing any traffic. Pass a water pumping station, and a parking place. Continue up the lane to bridleway CB16b and turn right onto the farm track at Gotten Leaze. Continue into Westover Park Farm with fine views of the downs.
(3) Continue on a gravel track and pass Westover Park Farmhouse and Minty Lodge. The chalk track descends into a small woodland. Turn right over a stile into the woodland. Cross a bridge and a stile into a field. Cross a stile into a wire fenced path. Cross a stile and an open field to a hedge with two stiles to cross. At a hedge, cross a stile and a footbridge over a stream.
(4) Turn right and follow the stream edge to find a stile in the field corner. Continue through woodland to enter Winkle Street at an information board. Continue through Winkle Street (formerly Barrington Row) to a lane and turn left. Pass a church and continue to the main road and pub opposite.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 203ft - Pub car park
1 : mi 0.12 - alt. 200ft - Old village pump
2 : mi 0.41 - alt. 200ft - Lynch Lane
3 : mi 0.92 - alt. 226ft - Gravel track
4 : mi 1.63 - alt. 161ft - Stream
D/A : mi 2.04 - alt. 203ft - Pub car park
Start: The Sun pub car park at Calbourne (a walker friendly pub with permission to park).
Access Information: Several stiles, wet and sometimes muddy after rain.
Refreshments: The Sun Pub at Calbourne
Toilets: At the pub.
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