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South West Wiltshire

A Circuit of Church Copse

Description:
This 2.8 mile (4.5km) circular walk starts at the Silver Plough and ascends Pitton Hill before heading across fields to do a circuit of Church Copse and then returns to the staring point.

Walk Grade:
Easy

Distance:
2.8 miles / 4.5km

Time:
1 hour

Parking:
This walk starts from the Silver Plough public house in Pitton (SP5 1DU) (Grid Ref: SU212312). Please only use the pub car park if you intend to stop for refreshments before or after you walk.

Walk Route:
Leave the Silver Plough car park and turn left and then immediately left along The Green.  After 100 metres ignore a footpath on the right and continue along the lane for a further 160 metres to reach a second footpath on the right (Grid Ref: SU213314) turn here to head uphill and leave Pitton.  

After going through a kissing gate at the top of the hill continue past paddocks and through two more gates to follow the footpath into Church Copse (Grid Ref: SU221307).

When the footpath joins a forestry track (Grid Ref: SU223302) turn right and follow it for 250 metres to a six-way junction of footpaths (Grid Ref: SU224300), here take the footpath on the right that runs along the edge of the field besides woodland.  After 450 metres the way-marked path enters the woodland (Grid Ref: SU220302) and then emerges into a clearing besides a new plantation.  Keep on the path to go through a disused pit and then along the edge of an arable field.

The path reaches a stile (Grid Ref: SU217305), enter another arable field and cross diagonally to another stile (Grid Ref: SU217307) .  Continue along a path with a hedge to the left and on entering another field continue with the hedge now on the right to enter a hedge lined path to reach stables (Grid Ref: SU214310).

Turn right and go along the track for 200 metres to reach a crossing of paths (Grid Ref: SU216311), turn left and go through a gate to take the path back to Pitton and the starting point at the Silver Plough.

Toilets:
There are no public toilets.
Customer toilets available in the Silver Plough during opening hours.

Refreshments:
Pitton: The Silver Plough, Pitton Stores

To download GPX and print map click “Learn More” below:

To follow our walk you will need Ordnance Survey Outdoor Explorer Map  131 – Romsey, Andover & Test Valley.

Additional Information:
A narrative of this walk with pictures, historical information and points of interest can be viewed on my associated Two Dogs and an Awning website.

© Walking Moonraker (2020)

All information on this site is provided free of charge and in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of damage, loss or injury which might result from it.  To the best of my knowledge the routes are entirely on public rights of way or within areas that are open for public access. 
Walking can be hazardous and is done entirely at your own risk.  It is your responsibility to check your route and navigate using a map and compass.

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