Clarendon Way loop 3 – Farley Mount

Clarendon Way loop 3

Farley Mount is being circumnavigated on our third loop walk on the Clarendon Way. A popular land mark and destination from Winchester and surrounding villages, the area can get busy at weekends. A short part of the way slightly diverts from the course of Clarendon Way (on the main road) and runs in parallel through the woods as this is nicer to walk.

The southern part of the loop is less busy and St John’s church (Farley Church) is a tranquil place with a number of interesting features, particularly the mystical patterns on the south wall of the church. There are a few benches to rest and take in the view.

You should attempt the walk clockwise as the approach to the church is more impressive and you can take in the views from Beacon Hill and Farley Mount towards the end of the walk.

Start at Pitt Down car park. There are no restaurants, cafes or shops nearby.

Length: 8.6 km / 5.4 miles
Time: 2 hours at a swift pace + breaks
Difficulty: Easy – 123 m total ascent

Have look at loop 2 and loop 4 as well.

Click to view in OS Maps
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Lowest 85m Highest 171 m 
Total ascent 123m

Overview Clarendon Way 9 loops. For walks in Winchester, have a look at the walkWINCHESTER 12 walk challenge.

Highlights of Clarendon Way loop 3

Farley Mount Monument
Farley Mount Monument. Click on the map symbol on the route map to find out more. walk#10 goes by the site of Worthy Down racecourse, which is linked to the story of the horse
The view from Beacon Hill
The view from Beacon Hill
View up to the monument at Farley Mount
View up to the monument at Farley Mount
to Farley Church
to Farley Church
Farley church south wall
Farley Church south wall
Patterns on the south wall, Farley church
Patterns on the south wall, St John’s church, Farley Chamberlyne
by Farley church
Berrydown House by Farley Church
Parnholt wood
Parnholt wood
https://walkwinchester.co.uk/walk10-railway-line-and-watercress
Moss tree near Farley Mount
Woods by Farley Mount
Woods by Farley Mount
View from Farley Mount
View from Farley Mount
Farley farm junction
Farley farm junction

More walks: walkWINCHESTER 12 walk challenge.

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