Our excellent guide Exploring Bishop’s Waltham shows all the public footpaths in the parish and includes three interesting circular walks in the countryside. You can also find two additional walks between Bishop's Waltham and Botley published by the Hampshire Rights of Way Improvement Trust here.
The blue route shown below is a walk around the historic Park Lug, the boundary of Bishop's Waltham's medieval deer park which was attached to the Palace. The walk incorporates sections of the Bishop's Waltham to Botley railway line and the Roman road to the south of Newtown. In the south-east, the remains of the Park Lug are no longer accessible by footpath. The route follows the line an an internal Park boundary, now the King's Way path, back to the Palace and then uses the railway trail to re-join the Park Lug by the Botley Road. For more details on the Park Lug, click here.
Biking the Bounds (Red): A cycle ride around Bishop's Waltham, keeping as close as possible to the parish boundary, using roads and a bridlepath. Bishop's Waltham and South Downs (Blue): This is a route with a mix of road and off-road tracks, starting in St George's Square, the route winds its way to Upham.
NB: The direct route between Bigpath Farm Cottages (A) and Beeches Hill (C) is not recommended. It is very steep, with exposed rock faces, slippery in the wet, and with many exposed tree roots with severe risk of tipping cycles over. Please follow the detour between points A-B-C, taking care on the roads.
Please be aware that routes are shared with other users (vehicles, pedestrians, dogs, horses etc.) and users of these routes do so at their own risk.
We do not accept any responsibility for loss, damage or injury however caused, arising directly or indirectly from use of the walking and cycle routes provided.