Battle of Cheriton walk

Walking trail

The battle of Cheriton was a major turning point in the English Civil War and resulted in an important Parliamentarian victory that helped shape the future of England. This trail follows in the footsteps of the men who fought on both sides of this important battle.

This walk crosses tenanted, working farmland so please keep dogs on leads at all times. Some of the pathways can be narrow so please consider other path users and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please take any rubbish home with you so we can keep the countryside beautiful for everyone. There are grazing animals around the estate – please shut any gates that you open and keep four legged friends on leads at all times.

Map

Battle of Cheriton map with markers, Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Start:

Hinton Ampner church

1

Start off at the Church in the grounds at Hinton Ampner then walk down Hinton Hill towards the A272

2

Cross the main road onto a farm track directly opposite (which then leads to a footpath)

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Civil War musketeers at Corfe Castle

3

After a short walk up the hill you will reach a crossroads of footpaths, turn right walking for about a mile.

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4

Just before you reach the road veer left following the margin of the field to the top right-hand corner then walk through the gap in the hedge onto a farm track walking left up the hill.

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civil war killerton

5

Continue on for a mile and a half with Cheriton Wood to your right-hand side.

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6

You should now be joining up with a road, follow it round to the right walking towards the site of a memorial commemorating the troops from both sides who lost their lives during the battle.

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Memorial plaque for the Battle of Cheriton. Hampshire

7

Retrace your steps on Badshear Road walking for a mile then turn left off the road past some barns and back onto a farm track and footpaths.

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Footpath on the route of the Battle of Cheriton in Hampshire

8

At the top of the ridge (half a mile walk from road) turn right then follow the ridge along for half a mile before turning left down the footpath.

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9

At the next footpath crossroads head straight down into Cheriton village.

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10

When you reach the village road, turn left following the road to the main road (A272) Then left again at the main road past the pub - The Hinton Arms, and on to the entrance of our parkland.

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End:

Hinton Ampner car park

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Battle of Cheriton walk

Terrain

Mainly well-trodden footpaths and tracks many sections are hilly and uneven and not suitable for wheelchair users. There are a number of small country lanes to cross, be aware of cars and farm vehicles.The route can be muddy in places after heavy rainfall.

There is a section at the beginning and end of the trail where you will need to cross a busy A-road. Please be aware of fast moving traffic.


Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leads at all times and under close control to avoid worrying wildlife and livestock.
 

Battle of Cheriton walk

Contact us

Telephone: 01962 771305
Email: hintonampner@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner/

Battle of Cheriton walk

How to get here

Address
Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, SO24 0LA
By road

On A272, 1 mile (1.6km) west of Bramdean village, 8 miles east of Winchester. Leave M3 at exit 9 and follow signs to Petersfield.

 

 

SatNav: Use postcode SO24 0NH for satnav. This is the postcode for the Hinton arms pub which is 20 metres west from main entrance gates. The house postcode will direct you to the wrong entrance.

Battle of Cheriton walk

Facilities and access

  • Car parking is located at the end of the drive off the A272 and tickets can be booked using the ticket system
  • Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leads and under close control at all times to avoid worrying wildlife.
  • Toilet facilities are located next to the mansion in the courtyard