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Old Winchester Hill from Exton
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Photo from the walk - Old Winchester Hill from Exton

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 450 feet / 136 metres

Time - 3 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

A Hampshire walk from Exford in the Meon Valley that includes sections of the South Downs Way and the Monarch's Way. The walk includes a section of the old Watercress Line before climbing to the top of old Winchester Hill for some good views. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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