Clarendon Way loop 6 – Broughton

Clarendon way loop 6 featured

This walk follows the course of a figure 8 from Houghton to Broughton, up to Broughton Down and back to Houghton on a parallel path. It is the 6th loop along the Clarendon Way.

Start in the village of Houghton, on the left bank of the river Test. There is limited roadside parking in the village.

Length: 14.3 km / 8.9 miles
Time: 3 hours 15 minutes at a swift pace + breaks
Difficulty: Moderate – 224 m total ascent

Part of the way is on the Roman Road from Sarum to Winchester. It is off the actual path of the Clarendon Way at Broughton, though the Clarendon Way follows the course of the same Roman Road further to the west towards Middle Winterslow (loop 7). Here’s loop 5.

Click to view in OS Maps

This walk will form part of a series The Clarendon Way in 9 easy loops. With the stay at home order no longer in place (from 29 March 2021), it is possible to do this walk if it is in your local area.

Overview Clarendon Way 9 loops. More walks: walkWINCHESTER 12 walk challenge.

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Highlights of Clarendon Way loop 6

Field between Houghton and Broughtonxxx
Field between Houghton and Broughton
Roadside parking in Houghton
Roadside parking in Houghton
Starting point in Houghton
Starting point in Houghton
Clarendon Way monument outside Broughton
Clarendon Way monument outside Broughton (there’s a map on the stone which is difficult to read on the photo)
Ford in Broughton
Ford in Broughton (about 18 inches deep)
Broughton down in background
Broughton down in background
On the Roman Road
On the Roman Road
Outskirts of Broughton
Outskirts of Broughton
Path north of Broughton
Path north of Broughton
River in Broughton
River in Broughton (Wallop Brook)
Towards Broughton
Towards Broughton
View from Smith's plantation
View from Smith’s plantation

More walks: walkWINCHESTER 12 walk challenge.

1 comment

  1. Enjoyed this figure of 8 loop today Will & dodged the heaviest showers, only catching the edge of one!! Building up to do the clarendon itself in one hit very soon!

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