Walking

Walking trail

Mottisfont estate walk

Walking trail

Discover our beautiful and diverse estate on a varied walk through ancient woodlands, historic farmland and along the crystal-clear River Test.

Look out for many varieties of fungi in the autumn

The route is best walked anti-clockwise. Look out for the stone markers with the bear crest on them. Some of the markers have numbers which relate to point on this walking trail.

Sunrise on the Mottisfont estate, Hampshire

Map

Map route for Mottisfont estate walk

Start:

Spearywell car park, grid ref: SU316275

1

Set off from Spearywell carpark taking the left-hand path. This walk takes in much of the woodland. Follow the bear stone and post markers through the woodland until you exit the woods and come out by farm land.

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2

Turn left right out of the woods and on a long path beside the fields. Go under a railway bridge to know you're on the right path!

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3

Walk across the fields and under railway tunnel turning right at kissing gate.

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4

Follow the River Dun towards the railway station.

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5

Over the level crossing and across the fields via kissing gate a few yards from Station.

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6

Walk along Oakley Road along the West perimeter of the Abbey. Turn right off the road by the marker.

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7

Continue through Queenmeadow Copse and along the perimeter of Clapgate Copse, across fields to Great Copse.

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8

Walk through Great Copse and into the top of Spearywell Wood. Follow the pathway back to the start point.

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End:

Spearywell car park, grid ref: SU316275

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Mottisfont estate walk

Terrain

The route follows grass paths, woodland tracks, rough terrain across fields and some countryside roadside walking.

Mottisfont estate walk

Contact us

Mottisfont estate walk

How to get here

Address
Spearywell car park, Mottisfont, SO51 0LS
By train

Dunbridge station is 1½ miles (2.4km) away along the B0384. Walk up hill away from the station and Mill Arms pub.

By road

Park at Spearywell carpark SO51 0LS, which is not far from Mottisfont itself.

By bicycle

Not far from the Testway which runs between Romsey and Stockbridge. Turn towards Mottisfont and up Bengers Lane then left along the B0384. Spearywell car park is ½ mile (800m) down the road.

Mottisfont estate walk

Facilities and access

  • Car parking at Spearywell car park is free for all
  • There are no toilets or café facilities on the route