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Butser Hill Circular

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.9 miles / 11.2 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SU712200
Lat 50.975021 // Long -0.987252
Postcode GU31 5SP (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Butser Hill walk explores the Hampshire countryside lying to the west of this excellent viewpoint. The route follows tracks and quiet country lanes which provide a pleasant insight into the rural nature of this part of Hampshire. Along the way the walk passes the source of the River Meon before joining the South Downs Way which leads you back to the start.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2422 Butser Hill and Wether Down from Buriton - moderate - 12.5 miles/20.3 km

Walk 2533 East Meon to Old Winchester Hill - moderate - 12.0 miles/19.5 km

Walk 2662 Beacon Hill and Warnford from Exton - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Walk 2710 Old Winchester Hill from Exton - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 1835 Treyford & Didling from Hooksway - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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