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Stroll past farmers' fields
Stroll past farmers' fields | © National Trust

Harewoods Lodge Farm walk

This ancient path winds through paths and farms that form a large part of the countryside in and around the picturesque village of Outwood. Stroll through the woodlands and wheat fields on this gentle 5-mile walk.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Hornecourt Hill car park, Gayhouse Lane, RH1 5PP. Grid ref: TQ337455.

Step 1

Start from the Hornecourt Hill car park in Gayhouse Lane by Hornecourt Cottage. Follow the hardcore bridleway past the information board through oak woodland. You'll come to a crossroads of paths by a small pond on your right.

Step 2

Take the bridleway to the left and go through the gate, going left at the fork, alongside farmers' fields. Pass a small copse on your left and two fields to your right. At the end of the second field the path turns right and then left. At the end of the field the path again turns right and then left up towards Lodge Farm. About two-thirds up the track when the farm building come into sight, take a path to the right through the hedge. This bends round to the left alongside a field and comes to a stile at the end by a track.

Step 3

Cross straight over the track and follow the bridleway fingerpost, going past a field of crops to your right. The path bends to the left. Take the first bridleway to your right, which is a narrow bridleway through the grass with a hedge to your right.

Grizzled Skipper butterfly, Hod Hill, Dorset
Grizzled skipper butterfly | © National Trust Images/Matthew Oates

Step 4

Follow the path north until you come out beside a crop field. Turn right and follow the field edge along two sides. At the end you will come to a gate that leads to a track through woodland, which narrows to reveal fields on either side. Carry on up the slight hill until you emerge to stand by a field.

Step 5

The path turns to the right along the field edge and then you enter a larger area of woodland. The path bends to the left, goes uphill, widens and then bends to the right. You are following the edge of the woodland with banks on both sides of the path, indicating ancient boundaries. Come out of the wood at the top onto a concrete track.

Step 6

Turn sharp right to go down the concrete path. Follow the path down, passing a large pond to your left, as the path bends to the right and then goes in a straight line, slightly uphill.

Step 7

As you come through the trees, the path bends to the left and narrows between two hedges, before widening out again onto a concrete track as it bends to the right. Walk uphill to South Park Farm, past the tennis court and garden pond, following the blue bridleway arrows on the posts. The path comes out at a road with a fingerpost.

Step 8

Turn right along the road and then almost immediately left, following a fingerpost for a public footpath. At the end of the grass turn right over a small footbridge and then left through some high hedges, alongside a small stream. You'll pass a large pond on your left. At the end you'll come to a small open glade.

Step 9

Walk through the gap onto the road and walk straight ahead down the road. At the end you will come to the entrance for Fiddler's Grove Farm and Keeper's Cottage. Bear right and go through an entrance by a yellow footpath marker. The path follows a hedge to your left and then opens out into a field. Continue with the tall hedge on your left. At the corner of the field follow the fingerpost into the woodland. Cross the track and continue through the copse. The path eventually bears left and comes out on the edge of a field.

Step 10

Follow the edge of the field, then take the path straight ahead through the next field, towards a wood. Walk through the wood to come out by a stile to the edge of field. Turn left and walk round the edge of the field. Ahead of you is the roof of an old farm building. Follow the path around the edge of the field with the hedge on your left. You will reach the garden of the Tithe Barn. The path goes over a stile and then around the edge of the garden and into more woodland.

Step 11

After a short while you will come to a crossroads of paths. Turn right, then follow the bridleway back to the Hornecourt Hill car park.

End point

Hornecourt Hill car park, Gayhouse Lane, RH1 5PP. Grid ref: TQ337455.

Trail map

Map route for Harewoods Lodge Farm walk
Map route for Harewoods Lodge Farm walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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