Bishop's Waltham nature walk

About the nature walk

This circular walk starts in the attractive market town of Bishop’s Waltham. It visits local nature reserves managed by Hampshire County Council as well as land owned by the Woodland Trust and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. There are a number of information boards along the way.


    • Route
    • Temporarily closed
    • Restricted use


From Central car park go pass chapel up Little Shore Lane, turn right at T-junction, then 2nd left to gate into The Moors.

Keep right to the kissing gate to visit source of the river Hamble at the Sand Boils.

Return to meadow and bear diagonally left then bear right to edge of wood. Follow permissive path through wood and, 150m beyond gate at cross-tracks, turn left along right edge of 2 meadows.

At road turn right then left into West Hoe Lane. Turn left at junction and follow lane and then path uphill, continuing across field into wood and down flight steps.

At cross-tracks, turn left along woodland permissive track to enter meadow.

After 200m turn left at bench, and cross 2 fields diagonally right to kissing gate. Take right fork between houses and follow down Colville Drive. Turn left at the bottom, then right into Bank Street and return to car park.

This walk has been supplied by Bishop’s Waltham Parish Council.