Walking near Wallops Wood
Walkers and cyclists welcome
Cyclists and Walkers Welcome
We are part of the South Downs National Park and belgn to the scheme which assists walkers and cyclists during their visit to our beautiful idyllic countryside. We offer free water, puncture repair kits, tyre levers and have a first aid kit in the offices of Wallops Wood Cottages.
We also have a large number of maps and information leaflets that you can choose from. Just pick up from the office or your own cottages.
Hambledon Vineyard Tour
Just a couple of miles from the cottages, Hambledon Vineyard is making quite a mark on the English Sparkling Wine world. Tours of the vineyard and the unique gravity-fed state of the art winery are run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The experienced staff will explain the processes involved in as much or as little detail as you would like and of course the tours involve a tasting. Tours cost £16.76 per person. Please book directly through Hambledon Vineyard.
Hampshire County Council
A fantastic resource that details long-distance walking routes including the South Downs Way which passes nearby the cottages, short feature walks, walks in towns, accessible routes as well as a fabulous resource for families, the Story Trails. Each of these family-friendly easy access trails, only about a mile long, has its own special story to be enjoyed along the way that can be downloaded from the website. Children are also encouraged to explore, touch, smell and listen while they walk and each trail also has its own special bag with puppets, toys and other items that will help to bring the story to life. These bags can be borrowed from museums, visitor centres and libraries, check the website for details.
A database of walking trails that other users have created that can be downloaded and printed off to explore all aspects of Hampshire's varied landscape. You can also plot your own trails using their interactive mapping tool.
Meon Valley Trail
Following the old Alton to Fareham railway line (which closed in 1968), is an off-road trail suitable for cycling, walking and running but is also used by horses. It runs from south of Wickham to West Meon and can be joined at several points including near The Hurdles pub in Droxford, just down the road from the cottages, or from the top of Chapel Road in Meonstoke.
The New Forest National Park has miles of walks and has produced excellent route maps that you can download or print off and there are also audio tours. The routes are graded from very easy to medium and there are many accessible routes as well as guidance for walkers with dogs.
Turn your mobile or tablet into a GPS with the free OS Maps app. You find, create, share and print routes or upgrade to their Premium service where you can download Explorer and Landranger maps and access ready-made routes from other OS Maps users, the Good Pub Guide, Country Walking and Trail Magazine.
South Downs National Park
Established in 2011, the South Downs National Park has more routes than any other National Park in the UK. The park authority has produced a number of printable routes including some very near to the cottages: Cheriton, Buriton and East Meon.
There are 33 self-guided themed walks around different towns, cities and villages in Hampshire each with a set of clues to solve along the route. The walks are themed murder mystery, spy mission or treasure trail. By solving the clues you will discover whodunit, find the location of the buried treasure or crack the code and complete the mission just like a true secret agent.
Discover the city with one of the qualified tourist guides and hear a few scandals and stories on the way. Check the website for forthcoming dates, tickets can be purchased on the day from the Tourist Information Centre.