(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.
|Name / Position / Elevation||Bearing||Distance||Time||Comments|
SU 73700 54830
|Starting at the Crooked Billet pub, cross the A30, turn left and take the path BEFORE the bridge.|
SU 73770 54790
|120°T||80.6 m||0:01||Follow the river path until it ends just before the railway.|
SU 73840 54725
SU 73860 54585
SU 73970 54460
SU 74020 54280
|165°T||187 m||0:02||Cross field and then through a gate into the wood on your left.|
SU 73930 54285
|274°T||90.2 m||0:01||Follow the woodland path.|
SU 73845 54270
SU 73850 54315
|007°T||45.3 m||0:00||When you come out, bear left to far corner of the field.|
SU 73755 54390
|309°T||121 m||0:01||At the gate, head straight across and join path which follows a fence to its left.|
SU 73715 54565
|347°T||180 m||0:02||This eventually leads around to an exit near a pylon.|
SU 73605 54560
|268°T||110 m||0:01||Join the road.|
SU 73525 54580
|284°T||82.5 m||0:01||At Holt Lane turn right and in 250m you are back at the Crooked Billet pub.|
SU 73675 54750
SU 73675 54820
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.