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The Drift (10th Century highway)

LOCALITY: Rowlands Castle, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 1.5 miles (2.41 km)
FACILITIES: There & back, Parking, Pub, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Medium
OS MAP: Chichester

Walk description:

Park in Rowlands Castle, there is road side parking round the green or park in The Drift or College Road. The walk uses a bridleway which starts from Redhill Road opposite The Church On The Green. Take the concreate road going south which leads up to KeyLine builders merchants. When the road goes round to the left follow the Bridleway sign off to the right (this is the muddy bit). This will come out onto The Drift. Carry straight on through the wooden chicane where you will find a notice about The Drift (10th Century) road. Follow to the end where it comes out onto Whichers Gate Road. Turn around back to the wooden chicane then turn left keeping on The Drift. You can now either follow The Drift (made up road) or turn right and follow College Road back to Redhill Road where you turn left to return to the start.


Additional notes:

A 0.75 mile linear route so 1.5 miles there & back. The muddy bit of the bridleway is between The Church on the Green and The Drift and can be avoided by using the pavements on The Drift or College Road. The bridleway part of The Drift is a good fine gravel surface having very recently been refurbished (2008). Read about The Drift on the notice by the wooden chicane. There are 3 pubs in the village and The Village Coffee Shop on the corner of Finchdean Road and Bowes Hill open Wed. to Sunday.


11/01/2009 | Walk posted by Linda Rivers

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Our first walk with a buggy!

03/01/2011 | Reviewed by Jenni Moore

This was a good walk, although the first part of the bridleway was too muddy, as stated. Thank you.