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Walking & Running

The Estate is lucky to be well connected into the generous local network of public footpaths, horse, and bicycle paths. When out and about may we please ask that you stick to these public paths and resist the temptation to go down private tracks, nature needs some undisturbed space to flourish.

Below are a few curated walking/running routes that we have put together in, around and across the estate that we have used many times over the years. Each route offers a variety of sensory and wildlife opportunities.

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Routes

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Abbotstone Down 5K

This route takes you past arable fields to Abbotstone Down, then up through the woods to Severals and then back down the old farm track.

Distance: 5K

Duration: 45mins walking

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Expect to see: Starlings, Hares, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer, Muntjac, Yellowhammer

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Fobdown 5K

This route takes you up along folly hill where you can take in the view over the Upper Candover and read about the WW2 spitfire pilots who crashed in the field below during a training mission.

Distance: 5K

Duration: 45mins walking

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Expect to see: Red kites, Buzzards, Grey Squirrels, Muntjac, Roe Deer, Herons, Egrets, Hares

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TGH 10K

For those wanting to up the tempo on their usual 5K runs. This route is a figure of 8 taking in both the Abbotstone Down and Fobdown routes.

Distance: 10K

Duration: 1hr 30mins walking

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Expect to see: Red kites, Buzzards, Starlings, Grey Squirrels, Muntjac, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer, Herons, Egrets, Hares, Yellowhammers

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The Festival Drive

In terms relative to the parkland, we have recently reopened up the old driveway into the park which served as the main access for The Grange mansion house. Take in the broad sweeping views over the Candover Valley and the steeple of St John’s Church.

Distance: 3.5k

Duration: 35min walking

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Expect to see: Red kites, Buzzards, Starlings, Grey Squirrels, Muntjac, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer, Hares

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The Grange Long Loop

Stroll around the grounds of our Greek Revival mansion house, along past Abbotstone Down, up across the old byway known as fiveways and complete the loop taking in the magnificent vistas of the festival drive.

Distance: 9K

Duration: 1hr 30min walking

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To The Vineyard/Winery

A route along country lanes and footpaths ending up at our award-winning vineyard and winery.

Distance: 4 – 7K

Duration: 50mins – 1hr 20mins walking

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To The Woolpack Inn

The Woolpack Inn provides a cosy environment with fantastic food. Sunday roasts here are sensational and definitely worth stopping in for on your way home with a pint of local ale and a few games around their pool table.

Distance: 3 – 5K

Duration: 30 – 45min walking

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The Grange Long Loop

Take in the headwaters of the River Itchen and spot the rising of our native brown trout, gasping at the Mayfly breaking free from the water. The Bush is a traditional 17th Century pub on the watercress way.

Distance: 4-7K

Duration: 50mins – 1hr 20min walking

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To Tichborne

Take in the headwaters of the River Itchen and spot the rising of our native brown trout, gasping at the Mayfly breaking free from the water. The Bush is a traditional 17th Century pub on the watercress way.

Distance: 9K

Duration: 1hr 20min walking

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Alresford Loop

Jaunt across some typical arable Hampshire countryside, along the watercress beds opposite the new Champagne Pommery vines. Stop in for refreshments in Alresford before continuing the loop home through Old Alresford and across Abbotstone Down.

Distance: 10K

Duration: 1hr 40min walking

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