From our Walbury Hill meeting point, we start off gently uphill on the Wayfarer’s Walk, and along the ridge to Combe Gibbet, which has some interesting history. We’ll take time to enjoy the spectacular views in all directions and hope to spot red kites and other birds.

From its start at the Gibbet, we then follow the Test Way further along the ridge, eventually swinging south and descending through quiet fields and along the valley to the small hamlet of Combe. After this, the route climbs steeply back to the starting point on Walbury Hill – we’ll take plenty of breaks on this stretch, and look out for orchids along the way. Don’t forget your camera!

Walk leader/organisation: Barry Carter, Whitchurch Walkers are Welcome

Walk Information

  • Booking: Free – Booking essential – 20 places
  • Distance & approximate duration: 4 miles (6 km) – 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers).
  • Accessibility: Suitable for older children (12+). Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (see useful information). Not suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Dogs: Dogs on leads welcome
  • Refreshments: Bring drinks and snacks as needed. There are no amenities on, or near, the route (see below).
  • Toilets: There are no public toilets on the route (see below).
  • Meeting point: Car park at Walbury Hill, on the bend just off Rooksnest Lane/Faccombe Road; nearest postcode: RG17 9ED. What3Words: geese.stapled.geese. OS grid reference: SU 380 615.
  • Public transport: None available.
  • Parking: Free car parking area is just off Rooksnest Lane, on the west side of a bend in the road, just before it becomes Faccombe Road.

For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.

Further Information

There are no toilets or refreshments along the walk route. For the nearest option, try the Crown and Garter at Inkpen, RG17 9QR.

Find out more about Whitchurch Walkers are Welcome.

Whitchurch, Hampshire, is a member of the national Walkers are Welcome scheme, which aims to support and encourage walking in the local area, for residents and visitors alike. Local Walkers are Welcome volunteers promote walks and help to maintain and improve footpaths in the area. See Whitchurch Walks

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View to the south of Combe Gibbet © Emma Kirkup