Wayfarer's Walk waymarker
|Length||70 mi (113 km)|
|Trailheads||Walbury Hill in West Berkshire
Emsworth in Hampshire
The footpath approximates an ancient route that might have been used by drovers taking cattle for export. It passes through the towns of New Alresford, Droxford, Hambledon, Havant and Emsworth and the villages of North Oakley, Deane, Dummer, Brown Candover, Abbotstone, Cheriton, Hinton Ampner, Kilmeston, Soberton, and Denmead.
The footpath is waymarked by metal and plastic disks found attached to wooden and metal posts, trees and street furniture. It has also spawned several circular routes that use sections of the main footpath. These are also waymarked.
This route is shown as a series of green diamonds on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps and as a series of red diamonds on Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps.
Places of interest
The following places of interest, hillfort sites and hills can be found along the length of the Walk (listed from southeast to northwest):
- Fort Purbrook
- The source of the River Itchen
- Tidley Hill
- Watership Down
- Ladle Hill and Iron Age hillfort and SSSI
- Pilot Hill and Dean Hill
- Walbury Hill and the Iron Age hillfort of Walbury Camp
- The start of the Test Way
These maps show the footpath in relation to nearby major roads. Maps are not on the same scale.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wayfarer's Walk.|
- Hampshire County Council information on the Wayfarer's Walk
- Wayfarer's Walk (Walking on the Web)
- Wayfarer's Walk (Long Distance Walkers’ Association)
- Overton Harriers & AC (Combe Gibbet to Overton 16 Route)