Walk B: Rotherwick

Rotherwick Church

Rotherwick Church

(3.5 miles / 5.5km – 1 hour 20 minutes)

This lovely walk is easy for all the family. You’ll often see deer in the fields and in the autumn there are blackberries along many of the hedges.

The walk takes you to Rotherwick, with its village duck pond and 13th century church as well as a two country pubs.




Walk B Map


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Name / Position / Elevation Bearing Distance Time Comments
SU 72399 54220
82 m
Head towards Basingstoke from the village centre and take the second on the right down Sheldons Lane.
SU 72294 54145
84 m
235°T 129 m 0:01 At the end, take the path and then cross the green and take the footpath next to #37 Middle Mead.
SU 72049 54325
84 m
307°T 304 m 0:04 Follow this down the hill, across Great Sheldons Coppice and down another path near Goose Green.
SU 71934 54510
80 m
328°T 218 m 0:02
SU 71914 54610
72 m
349°T 102 m 0:01 When it enters the woods, cross the streams and follow the path with the field to your left for about 500m until it comes to an iron gate.
SU 71939 54705
75 m
015°T 98.3 m 0:01
SU 71864 54805
82 m
323°T 125 m 0:02
SU 71869 55200
83 m
001°T 395 m 0:05 Take the path to the left and walk around the field for 500m until the field ends.
SU 71689 55260
81 m
289°T 190 m 0:02
SU 71489 55580
79 m
328°T 377 m 0:05 Cross the track and up across the field (you can see Tylney Hall to your left). The path crosses a stile and ends in the left corner of the next field.
SU 71039 56095
90 m
319°T 684 m 0:10 Turn right at the road.
SU 71044 56155
89 m
005°T 60.2 m 0:00 Turn right again after about 20m down a bridleway. This passes the duck pond and joins the main street in Rotherwick and passes the church. After about 600m you see the Coach & Horses pub.. (The Falcon pub is 200m down the main street on the left.)
SU 71384 56320
79 m
064°T 378 m 0:05 Pass four cottages on your right after the pub and then turn right down the footpath. Continue on this path for 600m.
SU 71724 55785
75 m
148°T 634 m 0:08 Cross the track and carry straight on into the next field.
SU 71844 55600
78 m
147°T 221 m 0:03
SU 71899 55425
82 m
163°T 184 m 0:02 After 650m you go through a stile.
SU 71864 54925
83 m
184°T 501 m 0:06 After 250m, take the signed footpath to the left where the woods start. Immediately turn right into the woods and follow the path by the edge of the woods (with field on left).
SU 72019 54880
81 m
106°T 161 m 0:02
SU 72234 54850
69 m
098°T 217 m 0:02 Continue until it comes out and crosses a stream. Turn right along Great Sheldons Coppice.
SU 72194 54750
70 m
202°T 108 m 0:01 Take the first left up Mead Hatchgate.
SU 72214 54675
75 m
165°T 77.6 m 0:01 Take the path by #8 into Elms Road and then continue back to Hook centre.
SU 72414 54265
82 m
154°T 456 m 0:06 Hook centre has local shops and three pubs all within two minutes walk: The Raven Hotel, The Old White Hart and the White Hart.
Totals: 5.6 km 1:21


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.