Cheriton Mill and Tichborne from Cheriton

A pleasant Hampshire walk that starts from the attractive village of Cheriton to the east of Winchester. The route follows the River Itcehn north through Tichborne Park to Tichborne. Before following the Kings Way south towards Gander Down.

Technical sheet
No. 293310
A Cheriton walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 03/04/17
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 5.68mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 236ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 210ft
Highest point Highest point : 364ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 200ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : South Downs
Location Location : Cheriton
Starting point Starting point : N 51.05381° / W 1.17097°
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Description

(D/A) The start is the attractive village of Cheriton which lies to the east of Winchester. There is some on street parking in Cheriton by the village green, but please be mindful of local residents when parking. From the southern edge of the green walk west, cross the B3046 and follow Hill Houses Lane for a short way to take the Itchen Way, a signed footpath on your right. This leads across meadows to Cheriton Mill and a minor road (grid ref. SU579296). Turn right along the lane, cross the River Itchen and turn left at the crossroads with the B3046.

(1) A short way along on your left, take the signed footpath, which goes half right across the field. You are still on the Itchen Way. This leads through a narrow belt of woodland continuing past Tichborne House on your left. Stay on the main track past the house. This continues into a wood bearing left to reach a junction opposite Vernal Farm (grid ref. SU572311). Turn left here and continue to a T-junction with a tarmac road.

(2) Cross the road and take the path opposite (Itchen Way) to reach the corner of Trodd's Copse and a junction with the King's Way (grid ref. SU567309). Turn left here and follow the King's Way into the village of Tichborne. Reaching a road on a corner, turn right along a path leading to the church, which is worth a visit.

(3) Just before the church turn left. After a few yards turn right onto the King's Way which follows field boundaries until a signed path leads off left diagonally across field to join a track. Bear right along the track (signed bridleway) passing a small wood on your right.

(4) Reaching a junction of bridleways (grid ref. SU560281), turn left and continue along the track to Hill Houses ignoring the bridleway on your right (Honey Lane). The track becomes a tarmac lane and leads you back to the B3046 and the centre of Cheriton (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 230ft
1 : mi 0.86 - alt. 220ft - Turn left
2 : mi 1.93 - alt. 200ft - Cross the road
3 : mi 2.78 - alt. 259ft - Turn left
4 : mi 4.23 - alt. 318ft - Turn left
D/A : mi 5.68 - alt. 226ft

Useful Information

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

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.37/5
Number of opinions : 9
Description quality : 4.33/5
Routemap quality : 4.44/5
Walk interest : 4.33/5


Walker
on Tue 15 Sep 2020 18:09:47 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 08/09/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Lovely walk that was tranquil, both from lack of road noise and other people. It is worth checking the start beforehand on google maps street view ("yellow man") as Hill House lane is at the northern end of the small village green. The directions are then easy to follow with my only addition being that when heading to Pt4 along the track there is a signposted bridleway that forks off to the left and then runs parallel to the track on the other side of the hedge for several hundred metres. We didn't take this and instead continued with the track and after a while started to doubt ourselves but eventually got to a signposted bridleway which headed off sharply left and subsequently joined the bridleway that had been the original left fork. On reflection I believe that we correctly followed the directions and had we taken the initial left fork we would have corner cut as mentioned by the previous reviewer. We enjoyed the walk and will definitely recommend it to friends & family.


Walker
on Sun 16 Aug 2020 15:53:50 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 16/08/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

A lovely peaceful stroll through the River Itchen hinterland. We deviated at the start to take in the Church and exited from the rear of the churchyard to join the path at Hill Houses Lane. A pretty gentle walk following the River Itchen to the Cheriton Mill.
It was blackberry season so we took our pots with us which were full to overflowing by the time we had finished.
I found the instructions clear and accurate although at point 4 I did become confused because there was a track leading off left which clearly was the way to go, so we took this. Once we joined the path again to ascend House Hill it was clear we had cut the corner by 300 metres or so. Just a lovely easy walk, not too hard, although the climb up to Trodds Copse came as a bit of a surprise after the ease of walking and got the heart working harder. But there is a seat strategically placed at the top so a few minutes taking in the views was very welcome. Lovely villages and beautiful Hampshire countryside.
I think I might give the walk 7.5 out of 10.


Walker
on Mon 27 Jul 2020 11:35:34 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 26/07/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Good walk, some of early parts of the walk approx at 2km, the path very narrow as overgrown. Otherwise directions good and some great views at approx 10km.


Walker
on Mon 27 Jul 2020 09:46:43 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 03/07/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

The first half of the walk was quite beautiful...rolling farmland and hedgerows brimming with butterflies and wildflowers.
Slight confusion at Titchbourne about the right route...description was a bit confusing and the dreaded red line covered the map directions. Also at the start..not sure the directions were that clear.
Beautiful villages. All together a lovely walk and not too taxing on a hot day.


Walker
on Mon 05 Aug 2019 09:19:41 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 05/08/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

The instructions for the start were slightly confusing, which did send us off in the wrong direction. However once we sorted this out the rest of the walk rout was excellent


Walker
on Mon 06 May 2019 11:37:13 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 05/05/19
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

This was a lovely walk. The route description was mostly good although we found it difficult to find exactly where the start was and waypoint 4 was confusing.The timing was accurate and overall this was a lovely and enjoyable walk thank you very much


Walker
on Mon 08 Oct 2018 15:58:28 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 07/10/18
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

Finishing with a pint & toasted sandwich at the Camra rated Flower Pots pub was a bonus.


Walker
on Mon 27 Aug 2018 13:40:20 CEST

Thanks for your feedback. Feel free to post any photos of the walk if you have any


Walker
on Mon 27 Aug 2018 09:15:36 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 27/08/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Lovely views and very peaceful..great pubs..Tichbourne Arms & The Flowerpots. Cheriton


Walker
on Mon 26 Feb 2018 12:45:52 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 25/02/18
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Easy and interesting walking - more so if you have the Hampshire County Council leaflet on the Battle of Cheriton, as this walk takes you round the battlefield.

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