Farley Mount Winchester

A downland walk with good views and woodland. Visit a monument to a special horse!

Technical sheet
No. 3291934
A Ashley (Hampshire) walk posted on 25/05/20 by Willow Gentian. Update : 20/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h25[?]
Distance Distance : 6.4mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 509ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 486ft
Highest point Highest point : 558ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 187ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Ashley (Hampshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 51.061715° / W 1.419118°
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Farley Mount Monument near Winchester


(D/A) Park at Farley Mount Monument car park
Follow the Clarendon Way path from the end of the car park.

(1) Soon reach a left turn, which takes you to Farley Mount Monument. Retrace steps to the main path and continue enjoying fine views to the right. Upon reaching woodland the path divides. Fork right to continue on Clarendon Way downhill.

(2) Where the path meets the lane, take the path left at a right angle. This heads gently uphill and bears right.

(3) At a junction with a left turn, continue straight on. However, if you want a shorter walk turn left here and continue until you reach the main walk. Ignore right turn. Continue past riding stables and Hoplands.

(4) Once out of woodland take a path turning sharply left. This runs along a valley bottom to reach a woodland edge. Turn left and follow the track along the edge of the wood. Soon enter the wood on this track.
This is a private wood, so you stick to the track all the way through.

(5) On reaching a path crossing with open ground ahead to the left, turn left along the forest edge track. This brings you to where you forked right earlier. Turn right to resume your outward journey.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 466ft - Farley Mount Monument car park
1 : mi 0.4 - alt. 554ft - Farley Mount Monument
2 : mi 1.52 - alt. 282ft - Left junction by road
3 : mi 2.37 - alt. 325ft - Possible point to shorten walk
4 : mi 3.01 - alt. 187ft - Sharp left turn
5 : mi 5.17 - alt. 538ft - Left turn
D/A : mi 6.4 - alt. 476ft - Farley Mount Monument car park

Useful Information

There are other car parks (further East) if Farley Mount Monument one if full. Parking is free.
No facilities.

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

During the walk or to do/see around

The monument is to a horse that jumped 25 feet into a chalk pit, then later went on to win a race!
Great views from there.

If you take the shorter walk option, it is obvious enough with the map.

Afterwards visit Farley Mount Country Park just over the road. This is a lovely area of mixed woodland with plenty of paths, and a nice place for a picnic. Exmoor ponies keep the open areas in shape.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.5/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.5/5
Routemap quality : 4.5/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5

on Mon 03 Aug 2020 19:39:08 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 12/07/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Lovely afternoon hike.... possibly a little longer than described? Loved the views!

on Mon 27 Jul 2020 13:48:04 CEST

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

on Mon 27 Jul 2020 09:34:07 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

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

A very enjoyable walk with beautiful views across Hampshire, ending with walking through a wood. Lots of butterflies and bees around

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