Walking

Walking trail

Stockbridge wildlife and history walk

Walking trail

Explore this isolated island of characteristic chalk downland set in a sea of intensively farmed land.

As one of a number of remnant features in the surrounding landscape, Stockbridge Down offers a gateway to the past that is still relevant today.

Stunning views from Stockbridge Down

Map

Map route for Stockbridge wildlife and history walk

Start:

Stockbridge Down car park, grid ref: SU375346

1

Leave the car park, cross the road and enter the site through a gate. Walk to the top of the hill straight ahead.

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2

Proceed over the hill and walk to the next adjacent hill. You will come to a bench at the front left of the hill with spectacular views.

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3

From sitting on the bench proceed right along the fence line. Continue straight along the path until the area opens out to expose the hill fort and ramparts with a fence at the top of the hill.

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4

From the hill fort proceed straight downhill through several blocks of scrub (you should be able to see the other car park on your left).

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5

Follow the path round to the right and back up the hill, through the scrubby areas back out to the open down (this path runs parallel with the road). After a good walk you should see your car park on your left.

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End:

Stockbridge Down car park, grid ref: SU375346

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Stockbridge wildlife and history walk

Terrain

Circular walk starting 407 feet (124m) above sea level, rising to 518 feet (158m). Terrain varies according to weather. Walk mainly over grass with some steep ground.

Dogs welcome but please keep them under close control due to livestock in the area.

Stockbridge wildlife and history walk

Contact us

Stockbridge wildlife and history walk

How to get here

Address
Stockbridge Down, near Stockbridge, Hampshire
By road

The car park is 1 mile (1.6km) east of Stockbridge village and 7 miles (11.3km) west of Winchester, on the B3049 Stockbridge to Winchester road.

Stockbridge wildlife and history walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome but please keep them under close control due to livestock in the area