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    Cheesefoot Head Walk

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    9.3 km
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    207 m
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    The Cheesefoot Head Walk is a gorgeous path that boasts many lovely views of the English countryside, including The New Forest, Isle of Wight, Butser Hill and The South Downs. The walk will also take you to a large natural amphitheatre that you can explore. Spend some time in nature as you wander along the wooded area of the trails.

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    Route Description for Cheesefoot Head Walk

    The Cheesefoot Head Walk is a captivating journey through the countryside of England and boasts views across Hampshire. Begin your walk at the large natural amphitheatre that you will see when you leave the car park. Follow the footpaths and markers and make your way to the woodlands.

    Spend time exploring this area as you keep on the footpaths, and you will come across Lane End and Beauworth. Here you will follow Holden Lane along the South Downs Way and cross Gander Down. Head South as you pass the woodland located in Temple Valley and continue until you reach the car park where you began.

    Getting to the Cheesefoot Head Walk Trailhead

    To get to the Cheesefoot Head Walk from Winchester, head east on Colebrook Street toward High Street/B3330. Turn right onto Bridge Street/B3330 and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bridge Street/B3404. At Percy Hobbs Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Petersfield Road/A31, and in 0.5 km, keep left to continue on A272. In 1.6 km, you will arrive at your destination.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      April - October

    • Backcountry Campsites


    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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