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Upper Wield & Godsfield Circular

Countryside Walk

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.7 miles / 10.9 km    Ascent - 450 feet / 136 metres

Time - 3 hours 50 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

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Walk Route Description

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Starting from the attractive village of Upper Wield, this walk explores the undulating countryside southwest of the village. The route follows the Oxdrove Way before continuing through Godsfield to join the Three Castles Path back to the start. Limited parking is available near the telephone box by the small village green (grid ref. SU630387).

After parking, take the road signed to Preston Condover. After 120 metres, turn left in front of a thatched cottage and continue to the end of the road. Continue ahead along a track into a field and immediately head half-left across the field. Entering the next field the path heads half right before running beside Barton Copse to exit onto a road (grid ref. SU623379). Turn right along the road and at the next junction turn left. The road soon bends left so keep ahead onto a clear track (the Oxdrove Way) with a fingerpost on the right.

Follow the clear track, which after 350 metres bends right. Reaching Upper Lanham Farm, continue ahead along the track. For the next section, the track runs between trees with short sections through woodland. Continue for 1.8 kilometres to a fingerpost on the right. This is 300 metres before a lane. The path runs across a field veering away from the left-hand field edge to a kissing gate. Walk ahead to another gate and turn left along the driveway from Lower Lanham to a road.

Turn right and at the next junction fork left signed to Godsfield Manor. The lane leads past Godsfield Chapel on your right and then Godsfield Farm also on your right. 200 metres beyond the farm, the track bends right, passes houses on your right and leads into open countryside with a hedge on your left. After 400 metres (at the end of the first field) turn right onto the Three Castle Walk. The onward route passes to the right of Godsfield Copse. After passing a strip of woodland on your left the path doglegs left and right to continue into Wield Wood (grid ref. SU609382). Stay on the track for a further two kilometres to re-join the outward route. Continue ahead along a residential road and turn right at the first junction to return to the start by Lower Wield green and phone box.

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