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Vernham Dean

Hampshire


Slow Ways linking Vernham Dean and Andover, Collingbourne Ducis, Great Bedwyn, Hungerford, Kingsclere, Ludgershall, Newbury, Whitchurch (Hampshire)

England / Hampshire / Vernham Dean

Vernham Dean’s eight Slow Ways are 38% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 3/8
verified: 1/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Walk to Vernham Dean from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Collingbourne Ducis—Vernham Dean
Colver one Review me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 239m Descent 235m
Great Bedwyn—Vernham Dean
Grebver one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 278m Descent 275m
Hungerford—Vernham Dean
Hunver one Survey me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 193m Descent 213m
Ludgershall—Vernham Dean
Ludver one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 204m Descent 199m
Vernham Dean—Andover
Verand one Pioneer me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 208m Descent 280m
Vernham Dean—Andover
Verand two Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 213m Descent 285m
Vernham Dean—Kingsclere
Verkin one Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 427m Descent 457m
Vernham Dean—Newbury
Vernew one Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 407m Descent 354m
Vernham Dean—Newbury
Vernew two Verify me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 250m Descent 304m
Vernham Dean—Whitchurch (Hampshire)
Verwhi one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 293m Descent 353m

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Collective progress

35% of Vernham Dean’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

3/10

reviewed

0/10

surveyed

1/10

verified

3 people have contributed to Vernham Dean’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Vernham Dean

51km out of 174km have been walked and reviewed

101km of reviews have been shared in Vernham Dean

Latest Updates

For refreshments, after leaving Newbury, there is nothing directly on the route until you arrive at the pub in Vernham Dean itself....

Ursula

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Great Bedwyn—Vernham Dean

Helen Gough added Grebver one, a new walk from Great Bedwyn to Vernham Dean

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The hardest part underfoot was the descent from Ham Hill where the path jumps over a broken stile and into the long grass and nettles, with a final duck under a fallen tree required to reach a second stile and some steps down to the road....

Ursula

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From the village of Vernham Dean, the route follows footpaths and lanes to join the Test Way walking route (Photo 1) as it ascends towards the escarpment ridgeway (Photo 2). The Slow Way follows the Wayfarer’s Walk east atop the escarpment. The route leaves the Wayfarer’s Walk for a footpath that is a direct descent off the escarpment (Photos 6 & 7). The long walk NE into Newbury is a pleasant mixture of quiet village lanes and footpaths (Photos 8 & 9)....

Martin Ellis

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An attractive route south across the North Wessex Downs AONB; that ascends from Hungerford on the River Dun to the village of Vernham Dean. From the top (Photo 7), there are lanes and footpaths on the direct walk into Vernham Dean (Photo 8)....

Martin Ellis

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On leaving Lower Cadley the path continues on quiet country roads (but narrow in places) until reaching a narrow gap in a hedge, signposted as a footpath but easy to miss, and passing into a field. The path crosses the field straight towards Collingbourne Wood. According to the map it should have passed straight through the field, but there was no sign of this so we walked around the field to meet up with the bridleway running along the edge of Collingbourne Wood. On leaving the wood there is a map error – the footpath is meant to turn left through the middle of a field to reach some farm buildings but no path was visible. Instead we walked on to the field boundary where there was a definite path to the farm buildings...

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Vernham Dean—Newbury

charding added Vernew two, a new walk from Vernham Dean to Newbury

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Leaving Hungerford we were unable to walk across the fields joining Priory Road to Sanham Green Road as a new housing estate is currently under construction. Leaving Sanham Green Rd the footpath through the woods to Mount Prosperous was slightly boggy and overgrown in places and in winter we know that it can get very wet with standing water and thick mud. From Ham to the base of Ham Hill is easy walking on a quiet country road....

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Collingbourne Ducis—Vernham Dean

Slow Ways added Colver one, a new walk from Collingbourne Ducis to Vernham Dean

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Hungerford—Vernham Dean

Slow Ways added Hunver one, a new walk from Hungerford to Vernham Dean

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Ludgershall—Vernham Dean

Slow Ways added Ludver one, a new walk from Ludgershall to Vernham Dean

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Vernham Dean—Andover

Slow Ways added Verand one, a new walk from Vernham Dean to Andover

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Vernham Dean—Andover

Slow Ways added Verand two, a new walk from Vernham Dean to Andover

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Vernham Dean—Kingsclere

Slow Ways added Verkin one, a new walk from Vernham Dean to Kingsclere

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Vernham Dean—Newbury

Slow Ways added Vernew one, a new walk from Vernham Dean to Newbury

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Vernham Dean—Whitchurch (Hampshire)

Slow Ways added Verwhi one, a new walk from Vernham Dean to Whitchurch (Hampshire)

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Vernham Dean, Fri 19 July

28°

Sunny day

Vernham Dean’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

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Lat / Lon

51.30701° / -1.51178°

Easting / Northing

434,128E / 156,546N

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