Clarendon Way loop 4 – Furzedown and Beacon Hill

Clarendon Way loop 4

The fantastic view from Beacon Hill over the Hampshire landscape is one of the highlights of this 10.5km walk, the fourth loop along the Clarendon Way (from Winchester). Doing this walk in mid March 2021 with a fair bit of sunshine was the perfect medicine against lockdown fatigue.

Start at in the centre of King’s Somborne, though it is also possible to cut through to Parnholt Wood from Farley Mount

Length: 10.4 km / 6.5 miles
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes at a swift pace + breaks
Difficulty: Moderate – 210 m total ascent

As you can see the walk is a little hilly-we suggest to walk anti-clockwise from King’s Somborne as you have sweeping views right in front of your for about half of the return journey.

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Lowest 33m Highest 167m 
Total ascent 210m

This walk connects to loop 3 and loop 5.

Overview Clarendon Way 9 loops. If you want to venture a little further, this is a very useful map * when planning a UK staycation. It lists the 50 best adventure locations to be explored and we had lots of fun getting inspiration for a number or GB trips in 2021.

ST&G's Great British Adventure Map

Highlights of Clarendon Way loop 4

View from Beacon Hill
View from Beacon Hill
veer left towards Hoplands
veer left towards Hoplands
Dodgers Wood
Dodgers Wood
Furzedown
Furzedown (what a great name!)
Furzedown (other direction)
Furzedown (other direction)
Tree, Furzedown
Tree, Furzedown
Parnholt Wood
Parnholt Wood
Mount Down
Mount Down

Clarendon Way Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Panorama with contrails
Beacon Hill Panorama with contrails
Footpath near Ashley Down
Footpath near Ashley Down
Gunners Earth copse
Gunners Earth copse
By Ashley Park
By Ashley Park
Horses near King's Somborne
Horses near King’s Somborne
Decent to King's Somborne
Decent to King’s Somborne
King's Somborne
King’s Somborne

More walks: walkWINCHESTER 12 walk challenge.

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