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Footpaths and Bridleways

We have a number of footpaths and bridleways, as well as the 70 mile long-distance Wayfarers Walk, which leads from Combe Gibbet near Hungerford to Emsworth Harbour. From our section of Wayfarers Walk there are stunning views over Highclere Castle, Newbury and right across towards the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire.

Attached are copies of the definitive map for Hampshire Rights of Way covering various parts of our parish.

The Ramblers Association is Britain's biggest walking charity working to promote walking and improve conditions for all walkers. http://www.ramblers.org.uk/

Rural Ways - an online gateway to the countryside, with hundreds of horse-riding routes to explore and more. http://www.ruralways.org.uk/

The British Horse Society works tirelessly for horse and riders throughout the UK http://www.bhs.org.uk/

Riding For The Disabled - a federation of member groups dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of opportunities for riding and carriage driving. http://www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk/.  Find your local group

The Hampshire Countryside Service manages around 3,000 miles of public footpaths, bridleways and unsurfaced roads, which are maintained locally by teams who work with landowners to keep vegetation under control and ensure that paths are kept clear.

The legal record of Rights of Way is kept under constant review by the map team in Winchester.

http://www.countrysideaccess.gov.uk/ is the official website for the Countryside Code.

You will find maps of Open Access land in England contains contains ideas of what to do in the countryside, maps, local walks in your area, details of the new right of access to Access Land, commonly known as the 'right to roam', and lots more

Follow the links below to ensure that you know how to respect, protect and enjoy the countryside…

Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs

Leave gates and property as you find them

Protect plants and animals and take your litter home

Keep dogs under close control

Consider other people

Cycling - Over 750 miles of off-road cycle routes, urban cycle paths and even indoor tracks. Telephone:  01962 845168 www3.hants.gov.uk/cycling

Rural Ways - an online gateway to the countryside, with hundreds of cycling routes to explore and more. http://www.ruralways.org.uk/

Sustrans - the UK's leading sustainable transport charity.  Its vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. Telephone:  0117 926 8893. http://www.sustrans.org.uk/

Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) - the country's largest group of people on bikes!  Its mission is to make cycling enjoyable, safe and welcoming for all. Telephone:  0870 873 0060. http://www.ctc.org.uk/. Train to the new national standard and lots more information. http://www.hampshirecycletraining.org.uk/