Walk D: Bassetts Mead

 
River Whitewater

River Whitewater

(1.2 miles / 1.9km – 25 minutes)

This short walk follows the River Whitewater for part of its course, on a new path created in Bassetts Mead (near Holt Park). This chalk stream is rich in wildlife and you can sit by it and watch the ducks at the pub at the end of the walk.

 

 

 

 

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Name / Position / Elevation Bearing Distance Time Comments
WP0001
SU 73700 54830
64 m
Starting at the Crooked Billet pub, cross the A30, turn left and take the path BEFORE the bridge.
WP0002
SU 73770 54790
63 m
120°T 80.6 m 0:01  Follow the river path until it ends just before the railway.
WP0003
SU 73840 54725
63 m
133°T 95.6 m 0:01
WP0004
SU 73860 54585
64 m
172°T 141 m 0:01
WP0005
SU 73970 54460
64 m
139°T 167 m 0:02
WP0006
SU 74020 54280
65 m
165°T 187 m 0:02  Cross field and then through a gate into the wood on your left.
WP0007
SU 73930 54285
66 m
274°T 90.2 m 0:01  Follow the woodland path.
WP0008
SU 73845 54270
68 m
260°T 86.3 m 0:01
WP0009
SU 73850 54315
68 m
007°T 45.3 m 0:00  When you come out, bear left to far corner of the field.
WP0010
SU 73755 54390
70 m
309°T 121 m 0:01  At the gate, head straight across and join path which follows a fence to its left.
WP0011
SU 73715 54565
65 m
347°T 180 m 0:02  This eventually leads around to an exit near a pylon.
WP0012
SU 73605 54560
64 m
268°T 110 m 0:01  Join the road.
WP0013
SU 73525 54580
66 m
284°T 82.5 m 0:01  At Holt Lane turn right and in 250m you are back at the Crooked Billet pub.
WP0014
SU 73675 54750
64 m
042°T 227 m 0:03
WP0015
SU 73675 54820
65 m
000°T 70 m 0:00
Totals: 1.7 km 0:24

 

Transport to start of walk:

  • Walk from your home, if you live in Hook.
  • By Bus or Train – see the Transport Page for the latest information.
  • Car: A long term car park is available near to Hook centre off Reading Road (opposite the White Hart pub). Note that the free car parks in front of the shops may have time restrictions.