The Chequers Circular

Great walk around the Chequers Inn where you can stop for refreshment after the effort.

Technical sheet
No. 9990643
A Rookley walk posted on 31/05/21 by Beer and Buses - Isle of Wight. Update : 31/05/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h45[?]
Distance Distance : 3.4mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 220ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 230ft
Highest point Highest point : 253ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 105ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Rookley
Starting point Starting point : N 50.64483° / W 1.27878°
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Description

(D/A) Start your walk from the Chequers Inn garden through the Ramblers 50-year celebratory gate. Turn left and continue along the new permissive footpath. Pass through two more Rambler’s “kissing gates” and follow the path up and over the top of the hill. Pass a house painted white on your left and join footpath GL6 between two oak trees.

(1) Turn right and follow the path until you join the main road. Turn left and walk along the pavement for approx. 700 yards.

(2) Just after the junction with Niton Road turn left up a tarmacked track, Bunkers Lane. SIGN - Bunkers Lane GL1 to Chillerton 3¼. After the houses, continue through Bunkers Copse and beyond. Where the track bends sharp right (there is a notice “Private no Right of Way”).

(3) Turn left through a gate. Go downhill, along the field edge, with the fence/hedge on your right. Go over the double stile at the bottom and cross the narrow field to the footbridge with two stiles. Then cross the field towards distant farm buildings to a stile by a farm gate beneath a tree. Walk straight ahead up to the group of buildings at Loverstone Farm.

(4) Turn left and follow the road for about half a mile. Immediately after it bears right, turn left down the lane towards Cridmore.

(5) Just after the lane bends to the right, turn left down a track G18 between hedges. Go through a metal gate and continue straight ahead across the field (you may need to avoid a marshy area) to a stile and footbridge.

(6) Continue towards Rookley Farm, turn right and walk up the farm lane to the road. Carefully cross the road.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 213ft - Chequers Inn
1 : mi 0.43 - alt. 233ft - Path
2 : mi 1.04 - alt. 187ft - Tarmacked track
3 : mi 1.5 - alt. 194ft - Gate
4 : mi 1.93 - alt. 164ft - Loverstone Lane
5 : mi 2.46 - alt. 138ft - Track G18
6 : mi 2.86 - alt. 131ft - Rookley Farm
D/A : mi 3.4 - alt. 213ft - Chequers Inn

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

Enter the Chequers Inn and buy a well-deserved pint.

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