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South West Wiltshire

A Three Mile Circuit from the Silver Plough

Description:
This 3.3 mile (5.3km) circular walk from the Silver Plough in Pitton goes across fields and through woodland towards Farley and then follows tracks back to Pitton.

Walk Grade:
Easy

Distance:
3 miles / 5.3km

Time:
1:15 / 1:45 hours

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 leaving 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).

Take a footpath on the right that heads south westerly diagonally across an arable field. At the hedge line enter another arable field and continue diagonally across towards a farmyard (Grid Ref: SU220298).  

The path goes through the farmyard and leaves by a gate, close to a feed silo, to join a road. Turn right and walk fifty metres besides the road and then take a track on the left (Grid Ref: SU219297).

At the end of the track follow the path across two arable fields to reach a junction of paths on a track (Grid Ref: SU210298). Turning right follow the track for 650 metres to a junction of tracks.  Here take the tree-lined footpath heading north, passing memorial benches and then descending through woodland to pass behind a cottage (Grid Ref: SU210308).  Follow the footpath back to Pitton to emerge opposite the starting point at the Silver Plough.

Toilets:
There are no public toilets.
Toilets are available in the pub on this route during opening hours.

Refreshments:
Pitton: The Silver Plough, Pitton Stores  

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.

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

© 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.  Walking can be dangerous 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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