Walking

Walking trail

Mottisfont circular walk

Walking trail

A gentle one-mile walk around the grounds of Mottisfont, where ancient trees, rolling lawns and babbling brooks frame the romantic old house and gallery.

The font stream at Mottisfont, Hampshire

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Start:

Mottisfont Visitor Reception, grid ref: SU327270

1

From visitor reception, walk ahead and over the brick bridge to the vast, open lawns in front of the house. Take the path on your left that winds its way through the hidden corners of the Stream Garden, which leads you to the Font.

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2

From the font walk left up towards the Stables.

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3

Walk across the old paddock towards the circle of trees.

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4

From the beech circle, the view over the Mottisfont estate opens up, go through the gate just beyond the Beech Circle and begin your walk across part of our wider estate.

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5

Continue across the fields baring towards the bottom corner of the field.

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6

Keep walking across the fields.

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7

At the corner of the field turn right with the main house in the distance on your right.

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8

Go through the gate and cross the small bridge to reach the fishing hut and river walk.

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9

Stay on this side of the river and walk down the length of the waterway.

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10

Emerge back into the formal grounds of Mottisfont facing the north side of the house. Continue walking to reach the great plane tree.

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11

This is the end of the trail. To get back to the car park, continue walking by the river and turn left over the brick bridge you crossed at the start.

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End:

Mottisfont Visitor Reception

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Mottisfont circular walk

Terrain

Around 2/3 of the walk is on paths; there is some uneven terrain across fields.

Dogs are welcome on short leads in the grounds.

Mottisfont circular walk

Contact us

Mottisfont circular walk

How to get here

Address
near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP
By road

Park at Visitor Reception.

Mottisfont circular walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets and catering are available at the mid point of the walk in the Stables
  • Dogs allowed on short leads in the grounds
  • Free parking for all