Eleven arrived at the church in Hambledon for this morning’s five mile walk. The weather was cold and windy with scattered showers but, fortunately, these missed us. An interesting feature on the route was a huge pile of large root vegetables which someone identified as Mangold Wurzels. These are members of the sugar beet family; they are grown mainly for animal fodder.
From the car park we headed east on the Greensand Way, turned right on a footpath to Markwick Lane and then turned off the road on a bridleway that went up Breakneck Hill. Before the steep part we turned right along a track and joined a footpath heading for The Raswell. At the start of a wood we turned right and headed downhill to reach Markwick Lane again. Here we turned left then took a footpath on the right that led to a bridleway where we turned right and headed west towards Burgate Farm. Continuing on the bridleway we reached Upper Vann Lane. We turned right on this road and continued along it to meet the Greensand Way and retraced our steps back to the car park.
Map: OS X 133