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Walks Around Hampshire

Solent Views and a Piggery 3.5 miles

Scenic views amongst Hampshire livestock. 

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A short but steep in places three and a half mile walk, with far reaching views over Hampshire, The solent and The Isle of Wight, where "Hampshire Hogs" are in abundance.
           Take the B2177 from Wickham or Fishers Pond, at Lower Upham, opposite the Alma Inn,  turn into Upham St, bear left and continue along this narrow lane until you reach Upham, where you should be able to park your car near to the duck pond.
 
Starting your walk from the duck pond walk roughly east to the adjacent junction and turn left. A few yards along the lane go through a farm gate on your right into the field, Newlyn Farm is on your right, continue downhill, passing pigs and pig dwellings (at the time I walked this) on your left. Ignore the path on your left at the bottom of the hill and continue forward over a stile, to ascend a grassy meadow path, then crossing another stile keep forward through the open field, toward a farm ahead.
        The views from here are extensive and stunning. To your right on a clear day you will see the Solent and Isle of Wight, Fawley and the New Forest, and to the east the distinctive structure of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower.
        Follow the path as it bends to the left to pass through the farm and emerge onto a lane at Street End. Turn left onto the lane and walk to it's junction with another lane. On the left, unsignposted, a tree arched path leads past a barn downhill then uphill for some way before eventually emerging between Big Path Farm and it's piggery onto another lane which you cross to join a wide un made up lane, which you follow until you reach a footpath leding off and slightly back to your left.

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Follow the track uphill for more superb views to the north west , ignore first one then another path on the left and carry straight on through a small park / playing field before dropping down onto Shoe lane which you follow left handed past the Brushmakers Arms as you head back to your car at the duck pond.