A short history of Denmead village
Its roots as a village stretch back to the Middle Ages and traces of this period can still be found. Originally part of the ecclesiastical parish of Hambledon, Denmead achieved its own identity with the creation of the new parish of All Saints, Denmead in 1880.
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From the car park, turn right onto Kidmore Lane, then first right onto Tanners Lane. Just before you reach the junction of Tanners Lane and Whitehorse Lane, climb the stile on your left onto a footpath crossing the field. Head for the large oak tree and then the pylon, crossing one more field towards the stile in the distance. Turn right, walk 20 yards and go through the metal kissing gate on your left. Follow the footpath along the edge of the field, turn left heading away from the road.
Climb the stile and continue towards the corner of the field and turn right. You are now on a section of the Wayfarers Walk. Cross into the next field and turn left. Head up the hill towards a wooded copse. Follow the path to Hambledon Road. Turn right then turn left into Uplands Road. Follow Uplands Road until you reach a crossroads. Turn left here and after about 200 yards at another crossroads go straight on keeping the pub on your left. Continue down School Lane where there are lovely rural views to your right. Turn right into Inhams Lane, turn left at the junction with Forest Road. Keep to the left hand side as there is no pavement and it is a busy road.
After 200 yards there is a roundabout at the road junction. Turn right. At the top of Bunkers Hill we come to Creech Wood. Turn left to the car park and continue straight through to a wide track. Follow the straight track that will bring you out onto Furzeley Road. Turn left along Furzeley Road passing the entrance to the Golf Club. Turn right into the Driving Range entrance signposted “Wayfarers Walk”. Continue along the drive, keeping to the right hand side of the building that has a green arrow on a wall. Further along here take a right turn across the wooden bridge into the Golf Course. As you cross the fairways be aware of golfers and golf balls.
Follow the signed posts to a stile in the hedge. Climb over the stile and carry straight on across the field, through a gap signposted to Wayfarers Walk. At the end of the path cross the stile and turn left onto Closewood Road. Continue down the road and turn left onto the Hambledon Road. Cross over to the path and turn right into Soake Road. Follow this pleasant country lane for about half a mile to its junction with Anmore Road. On reaching Anmore Road turn right and then join the path to your left. This footpath will take you across open countryside towards Edneys Lane.
On reaching Edneys Lane cross the road on to a farm track that will bring you to White Horse Lane. Turn right and follow the road to its junction with Tanners Lane. At the three-legged junction turn left and follow Tanners Lane until you reach Kidmore Lane. Turn left here and return to the Kidmore Lane Car Park.