Hannington and South Downs Walk

A little more adventurous for us - a 4.7 mile walk.

Just north of the village the high downland falls away in a steep escarpment to give breathtaking views over the Thames valley. This walk climbs the down to enjoy the view, crossing the route of the Portway, the Roman road that formed part of the link between London and Salisbury (Old Sarum). We will follow the edge of the escarpment for nearly 2 miles, passing the site of an ancient settlement, before taking field paths to return to Hannington.

Parking available on the Village Green by the church and we will meet at the Church Gate.

If you also want to join for lunch please sign up for the Hannington Sunday Lunch

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  • Jackie M.

    We believe we actually walked around 5 1/4 miles up many many hills. The scenery was wonderful and the company good as well. Nice to see Andy on his first outing with the group and of course also appreciate Anne-Marie, Chris and Dawn coming along for this walk - great to see you all

    April 8, 2013

  • Anne-Marie

    Really enjoyable walk, great company and scenery.

    April 7, 2013

  • Christine

    Enjoyable walk as always with great company. So good to be out and not need to wear a coat.

    April 7, 2013

  • Andy C

    It was a nice relaxing walk on a sunny Sunday morning.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Jackie M.

    I will aim to be at the start point around 10.15 to 10.20 and we will start off fairly promptly at 10.30 in order to be to the pub on time for those that are also eating.

    April 6, 2013

  • Jackie M.

    Sorry I cannot offer to car pool but will be heading straight to parents after the lunch so not back via Thatcham. Look forward to seeing you sunday and hope it is not too cold

    April 5, 2013

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