Beware of traffic
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.
Total steps: 10
Total steps: 10
Hinton Ampner church, Bramdean, SO24 0LA grid reference: SU597275
Start off at the church in the grounds at Hinton Ampner then walk down Hinton Hill towards the A272.
Cross the main road onto a farm track directly opposite (which then leads to a footpath).
After a short walk up the hill you will reach a crossroad of footpaths. Turn right and walk for about a mile.
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.
Continue on for a mile and a half with Cheriton Wood to your right-hand side.
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.
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.
At the top of the ridge (a half-mile walk from road) turn right, then follow the ridge along for half a mile before turning left down the footpath.
At the next footpath crossroad head straight down into Cheriton village.
When you reach the village road, turn left following the road to the main road (A272). Then turn left again at the main road, past The Hinton Arms pub and on to the entrance of the parkland.
Hinton Ampner car park, SO24 0LA grid reference: SU592278
This moderate circular walk starts on open downland with endless views over the South Downs, then weaves through towering beech woods, with broad avenues along which to walk.
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