Village Walks

Village Walks

Hambledon is a great area for walking as there is an extensive network of footpaths, mostly well-maintained and waymarked with yellow arrows on small disks provided by Hampshire County Council (bridleways have blue arrows). The Wayfarers Walk, a long distance path that goes right across Hampshire, goes through the village on its way from Soberton to Denmead.

The village lies in the bottom of a valley surrounded by chalk downlands, and the whole area has been designated as part of the South Downs National Park. On the steep hill-sides around the village are beech woods, known locally as 'hangers'. There are some lovely views on all the walks.

The walks described below can be found in the Ordnance Survey map which covers this area, number 119: Explorer Series (orange cover) for the Meon Valley, Portsmouth & Fareham, scale 1:25,000. The walks mostly commence from The People's Market shop (map reference 647151), except route 4 which starts at The Old forge Tea Room (map reference 641145). All routes are circular ones, and the last one can be used by horse-riders and mountain bike-riders as it follows bridleways and quiet roads. Walkers should allow approximately 1 hour for a 2 to 3 mile walk. Please note that wifi and mobile reception in the village is very limited and so it is recommended that you download details of the walks before your visit. You can also view a YouTube video created by Dave Ford (Dave's Countryside Walks) of a Hambledon walk completed in April 2021.

Local facilities

Parking:  please park considerately. There is no public car park.

Public transport: First Bus: 0870 010 6022

Refreshments: please support the local pubs, shops and café:

  • The Vine Inn                  023 9263 2419
  • Ball & Ball Inn                023 9263 2692
  • The Old Forge Tea Room - open 7 days a week; 10am-4pm  02392 632452
  • The People's Market (general stores) open daily 7am to 8pm   02392 633965

Country Code

  • Be safe - wear suitable clothing and shoes and take care when crossing roads
  • Plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Take your litter home
  • Protect plants and animals
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

SHORT WALKS (up to 2 miles)

Walk 1 Hambledon Vineyard 1 mile
Walk 2 Speltham Down Viewpoint 1 mile
Walk 3 Speltham Down & Church 2 miles
Walk 4 Lotts Stores to Murder Stone 2 miles

MEDIUM WALKS (3 to 5 miles)

Walk 5 Wild Flowers & Roman Connection 3 miles
Walk 6 Rushmere, Glidden Oak & Vineyard 3 miles
Walk 7 Hambledon to Denmead 4 miles
Walk 8 Pithill and Glidden 4 miles
Walk 9 Wayfarer's Walk and West End 6 miles


Walk 10 Two cricket grounds & a pub lunch 6-7 miles
Walk 11 Teglease Down & The Ridgeway 10 miles
Walk 12 Route for horse riders & mountain bikers 10 miles
Village Walk With photos 6-7 miles