Cheriton Mill and Tichborne from Cheriton

A Cheriton walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 03/04/17

A pleasant Hampshire walk that starts from the attractive village of Cheriton to the east of Winchester. The route follows the River Itcehn north through Tichborne Park to Tichborne. Before following the Kings Way south towards Gander Down.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 9.15km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 72m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 64m
Highest point Highest point : 111m
Lowest point Lowest point : 61m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Cheriton
Starting point Starting point : N 51.05381° / W 1.17097°
Download : GPX track


(D/A) The start is the attractive village of Cheriton which lies to the east of Winchester. There is some on street parking in Cheriton by the village green, but please be mindful of local residents when parking. From the southern edge of the green walk west, cross the B3046 and follow Hill Houses Lane for a short way to take the Itchen Way, a signed footpath on your right. This leads across meadows to Cheriton Mill and a minor road (grid ref. SU579296). Turn right along the lane, cross the River Itchen and turn left at the crossroads with the B3046.

(1) A short way along on your left, take the signed footpath, which goes half right across the field. You are still on the Itchen Way. This leads through a narrow belt of woodland continuing past Tichborne House on your left. Stay on the main track past the house. This continues into a wood bearing left to reach a junction opposite Vernal Farm (grid ref. SU572311). Turn left here and continue to a T-junction with a tarmac road.

(2) Cross the road and take the path opposite (Itchen Way) to reach the corner of Trodd's Copse and a junction with the King's Way (grid ref. SU567309). Turn left here and follow the King's Way into the village of Tichborne. Reaching a road on a corner, turn right along a path leading to the church, which is worth a visit.

(3) Just before the church turn left. After a few yards turn right onto the King's Way which follows field boundaries until a signed path leads off left diagonally across field to join a track. Bear right along the track (signed bridleway) passing a small wood on your right.

(4) Reaching a junction of bridleways (grid ref. SU560281), turn left and continue along the track to Hill Houses ignoring the bridleway on your right (Honey Lane). The track becomes a tarmac lane and leads you back to the B3046 and the centre of Cheriton (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 1.38 - alt. km 1.38 - Turn left
2 : km 3.11 - alt. km 3.11 - Cross the road
3 : km 4.48 - alt. km 4.48 - Turn left
4 : km 6.8 - alt. km 6.8 - Turn left
D/A : km 9.15 - alt. km 9.15

Useful Information

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Opinions and comments


Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 3.00/4
Routemap quality : 4.00/4
Walk interest : 3.00/4
Global average : 3.33/4

on Mon 26 Feb 2018 12:45:52 CET : Re: Cheriton Mill and Tichborne from Cheriton

Date of walk : 25/02/18
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Easy and interesting walking - more so if you have the Hampshire County Council leaflet on the Battle of Cheriton, as this walk takes you round the battlefield.

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