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A walk around East Meon

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park South Downs in Hampshire, England, about 11.45km (7.11 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 156m (511ft)
Loss 139m (456ft)
Max. Elevation 230m (754ft)
Elevation (total) 295m (967ft)
Start & End
East Meon
Distance 11.45km
(7.11mi)
Duration ~3:45
Difficulty  
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Anonymous Walker on 17 Jun 2012
This car-free walk is one of a series produced by the South Downs National Park Authority. For the full list, visit:www.southdowns.gov.uk/enjoying/walks-and-rides The All Saints Church in East Meon dates from Norman times (between 1080 and 1150). However it is believed to have replaced a much older Saxon church. The magnificent spire seen today was added in 1230. At South Farm you can see one of the sourcesof the river Meon, known as the ‘Swift one’. The clear water is typical of a chalk stream where the water has been filtered through the chalk for thousands of years. Once part of an inland naval training base, the award-winning Sustainability Centre aims to educate, enable and inspire people from all walks of life to make positive changes to the way they live and work. Everyone is welcome at the centre so to find out more please visit www.sustainability-centre.org

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Waypoints

OS Grid SU680221
Starting at the bus stop outside the church, walk south down Church Street turning right onto the High Street.
Chapel Street About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SU678219
Bear round to the left continuing along Chapel Street past the school.
Duncombe Farm About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid SU678218
After the corner take the footpath on your left heading south.
Woodland About 1.10 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid SU677207
Follow the path east to Lower Farm. (If you want to take the shorter route take the second footpath on your right and join this route again at route point 6).
Farm buildings About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
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Cross over the road at Lower Farm and continue along the footpath until you meet the South Downs Way.
Tegdown Hill About 1.91 km (~1.19 miles) from
OS Grid SU692190
Turn right onto the SDW and follow the trail past Hyden Cross and the Sustainability Centre.
Wether Down About 1.73 km (~1.07 miles) from
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Follow the path north over Wether Down and keep going north to Coombe Cross.
Henwood About 2.67 km (~1.66 miles) from
OS Grid SU666216
Continue ahead on the byway known as Halnaker Lane and onto the road past Drayton Cottages.
Drayton About 1.75 km (~1.09 miles) from
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Carefully cross the road and follow it over the river Meon, then take the footpath to the right by the hedge, just before Drayton Farm.
Chalk Dell Cottages About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
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Follow the path to Chalk Dell Cottages then take the footpath opposite the cottages on the other side of the lane.
East Meon again About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SU679223
Keep right until you walk down next to the church and return to the bus stop in East Meon.

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