Selborne walk

Brief details of the walk

From the locally renowned hangers (steep sided wooded valleys), to fantastic secluded pubs, to mile upon mile of footpath, bridleway and byway, this relatively small area has much to offer. This little loop starts at the back of the Selborne Arms and takes about 1½ to 2 hours to do. Why not do a Sunday morning walk? Follow this by a hearty Sunday roast at one of the 2 pubs in Selborne, both of which have a great selection of ales.

Along the walk you may catch glimpses of roe deer, buzzards getting mobbed by crows or various water fowl. If you're really lucky you might see a kingfisher darting along the river.


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From the car park head for the main road. Turn left, and cross the road right up towards the church. Head through the right hand gate and cross churchyard to little gate at the end. 

Descend to the bottom of the field and go over the bridge. Walk along the footpath following signs for Hangers Way. Through next kissing gate, continue straight on. At next kissing gate (lakes in field), follow the waymark for Hangers Way (route forks left). Walk across the field, over the wooden bridge and stile, up hill, and over next stile. 

Through the next kissing gate, and follow the path over the field. Once over stile at other end, turn right off the Hangers Way down track. Go down the track to the farm, bear right on the track, and just before bungalow on right, turn right signposted as Right of Way. Through a metal gate and follow field edge to the woods.

Continue straight on track until you come to a gate and the edge of a road. Once past gate, turn right through a wooden gate about 100 yards down (signposted as footpath). Over the bridge, bear left, up steps and turn left back onto Hangers Way.

Over a little wooden bridge bear left in the field onto a defined path (instead of heading back to churchyard). Go through the squeeze gap at edge of field. Walk up the road until you hit a main road, turn left and then turn right after the Selborne Arms. Go back to the base where a well deserved beer is waiting for you.