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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Saturday First Walk Whitchurch to Andover

Saturday First Walk Whitchurch to Andover T=1.48

Length: 11.8 miles (19km) rated 3 out of 10

"Longparish, thatched cottages & River Test"

You are recommended to use the download instructions, which have a number of changes from the book walk.

Travel: Get the 0950 Salisbury train from Waterloo (Clapham 0957) arriving Whitchurch 1051. Return trains are xx06 and xx38 to 1906, then 1945, 2045, 2145. 2247. Buy a return to Andover. Book your SWT £16 offer the day before.

Lunch: The Cricketers, Longparish (01264 720335). The pub seems to be under new owners since the walk was last updated, and now serves food all afternoon, according to its website. The Plough is possibly now open again, but I can't find a website for the new owners and the tenancy is still being advertised, so wouldn't rely on it (see here). Please check it out.


There is a walk comment saying that the path at point 68 is blocked, but it is still shown as a right of way on the OS map, so perhaps have a map with you. There are also some warnings about nettles.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where are the downloadable instructions, please? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

http://www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_1/walk_48/index.shtml

Sounds like an attractive walk.

Anonymous said...

Any way out at lunch time. lot of work to do .
jfk

PeteG said...

PeteG, Sun 04 Sep 16, 12:13

Just 5 and one of those was planning a walk on their own. Some light rain before lunch and a friendly welcome at The Cricketers. The Ploughman is now open again (not Monday), with a barefoot landlord and a sign saying walkers welcome. Heavier rain on the approach to Andover.

Anonymous said...

n=5 w=some-heavy-rain

PeteG said...

Just n=5 and one of those was planning a walk on their own. Some light rain before lunch and a friendly welcome at The Cricketers. The Ploughman is now open again (not Monday), with a barefoot landlord and a sign saying walkers welcome. Heavier rain on the approach to Andover.

Anonymous said...

A very pleasant aerating walk although the first part near the river Test far outstrips the second half. We were joined by a marathon runner from Hungary.
jfk