Around Wootton Bridge

A countryside walk from the village to Littletown and the Steam Railway.

Technical sheet
No. 9847021
A Wootton Bridge walk posted on 28/05/21 by Beer and Buses - Isle of Wight. Update : 28/05/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h35[?]
Distance Distance : 3.02mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 180ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 174ft
Highest point Highest point : 164ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 23ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Wootton Bridge
Starting point Starting point : N 50.72442° / W 1.230546°
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Description

(D/A) From the car park, turn left into Brannon Way and continue right into Mary Rose Avenue and then Fernside Way.

(1) Turn left at the main road, and then turn left into Packsfield Lane North, bridleway NS. Follow this track through the open countryside to reach the railway. Cross the level crossing carefully and close the gates. Then take bridleway N7 towards Littletown Lane.

(2) At a seven bar gate go left. At a house, Shiloh, follow the bridleway right. Pass The Lodge and Little Mousehill Farm Cottage. At a stile, turn left onto footpath N2. Follow the grassy path to the left of a line of trees. Cross three more stiles and enter a copse.

(3) At Woodhouse, cross a stile and turn left on a track to reach the railway. Carefully cross the level crossing and ensure gates are closed. Follow the track left through woodland. The track rises to a junction.

(4) Go right along the track. On the left is an 18th Century Ice House for residents of Fernhill House which used to be nearby. Opposite this feature, there is a stile leading into woodland.

(5) Here the walk can be extended by entering Hurst Copse and following the loop back to the track. A further option is to explore Briddlesford Field and copses, a wildflower meadow open to the public by permissive access. There is an interpretation board along the track. Continue through a metal gate and follow the track to the left of the Lakeside Hotel. Follow the Tarmac track to a road which leads to the High Street. Turn left past shops and then turn left into Brannon Way to return to the car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 66ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.39 - alt. 148ft - Station Road
2 : mi 1.13 - alt. 164ft - Seven bar gate
3 : mi 1.69 - alt. 115ft - Woodhouse
4 : mi 2.01 - alt. 95ft - Track
5 : mi 2.28 - alt. 56ft - Hurst Copse
D/A : mi 3.02 - alt. 66ft - Car park

Useful Information

Start: At the public car park in Brannon Way.
Access Information: Fairly level walk with five stiles ( soon to be replaced with gates). Along tracks and across fields near the Steam Railway.
Refreshments: Pubs/cafe in Wootton Bridge.
Toilets: Eco toilets at car park.

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

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