The Chequers Inn - Route 1

Easy walking through flat country around Berrick Salome.

Technical sheet
No. 4630961
A Berrick Salome walk posted on 19/01/21 by The Brakspear Pub Trails. Update : 19/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 4.53mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 26ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 23ft
Highest point Highest point : 200ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 164ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Berrick Salome
Starting point Starting point : N 51.644473° / W 1.103549°
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Description

(D/A) Turn right from the Chequers car park and then immediately right again and walk along the lane past Ivy House Farm to arrive at St Helen’s Church on the left. Take the footpath on the opposite side of the lane to the Church and walk across the fields and through a kissing gate to emerge on a road.

(1) Turn left walk along the road then bear left where the road forks and after 500 metres turn right on a track immediately after West End Cottage. Follow the footpath for a further 500m and the end of the footpath turn left on to another road then almost immediately right into Chapel Lane.

(2) At the end of the lane pick up a footpath and follow the footpath for just over 600m when you reach Rokemarsh.

(3) Turn left on to a road then almost immediately right onto another footpath indicated by a fingerpost. Follow the footpath for about 600m ignoring a footpath on the left, and follow the path as it curves to the left and continue on between some houses until you reach the main road (A4009).

(4) Turn right on to the main road and walk along the road for a few hundred metres taking care because there is no pavement, then turn right opposite the Recreation Ground and follow the road which becomes a footpath passing Hales Farm.

(5) After 1km, you reach a junction with another footpath turn right onto the other footpath and continue along this footpath, passing the watercress beds on the right, until you reach a road. Turn left and walk along the road, passing Berrick and Roke Village Hall on the left, until you reach a road junction.

(6) At this point, you can either, continue along the road in the same direction and return directly to the Chequers or take a longer route through the countryside by turning left along the farm road then pick up the footpath by bearing right over a footbridge then going through a metal kissing gate. Walk diagonally through a small field and exit via another kissing gate and follow the path through wood then leave via a kissing gate and walk straight ahead along the left side of a field Go through another kissing gate and continue along the right hand side of a large field for about 200m until you reach a wooden gate of the right.

(7) Go through the gate and cross a field then exit the field via a metal gate and follow the track round to the right pass a row of houses. When you reach the junction with the road cross the road to return to the Chequers.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 187ft - The Chequers Inn
1 : mi 0.35 - alt. 184ft - Road
2 : mi 1.07 - alt. 200ft - Chapel Lane
3 : mi 1.46 - alt. 187ft - Rokemarsh
4 : mi 1.89 - alt. 190ft - The Sands
5 : mi 2.73 - alt. 164ft - Footpath
6 : mi 3.73 - alt. 184ft - Road junction
7 : mi 4.31 - alt. 184ft - Gate
D/A : mi 4.53 - alt. 190ft - The Chequers Inn

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

St Helens Church is a beautiful old church that dates back to 1087. One of the oldest features in the church is the Norman font situated in the nave. The name of Berrick Salome is thought to originate from “Berewic” meaning corn farm and a corruption of Sulham the name of a local manor.

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