Posted: Saturday 13 May 2017
South East Associates
Wherwell & Test Way Walk
- Thursday 6th April -
Wherwell and Chilbolton, a pair of villages dating from the middle ages, are located on either side of the upper River Test.
The villages are separated by Chilbolton Cow Common, an unimproved ancient common which is now of special interest due to its rich and rare flora, and both contain a number of thatched half-timbered buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.
The villages are framed by rising farmland on both sides of the valley and our walk went via a wide selection of this very varied landscape.
We met at the Mayfly, at the intersection of the Anton & Test, on a dry and reasonably sunny April morning and headed north first passing the historic Fullerton Mill and then through the rolling farmland to the west and north of Wherwell.
From here we descended into the village of Wherwell, crossing the river Test and Chilbolton Cow Common, to join the Test Way which returned us to our starting point in Fullerton.
Lunch, unsurprisingly, was in the Mayfly where the seventeen Associates had a chance to relax after a very enjoyable walk.
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