Ashford Hangers

Hampshire

A Steep route (literally) to get the pulse racing offering two spectacular viewpoints across Hampshire. The first being at the top Shoulder of Mutton hill where you will find a memorial stone to poet Edward Thomas and the second "Cobbetts View" on Wheatham Hill next to the trigpoint. There is also a small waterfall along the way and a beautiful church (All Saints Church) to visit in Steep at the start or end of your walk.

Summary

Distance/Elevation
8.2km (352m)
Difficulty
Moderate (2hrs 50 mins)
Average time
2hrs 50 mins
Parking
Limited & Free
Submitted
14 October 2022
  • Dog friendly
  • Village
  • Forest/woodland
  • Hilly
  • Potential livestock
  • Mud likely when wet
  • Church/cathedral
  • National Trust
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Farmland
  • Great for running
 
  • Starting AddressSteep, Petersfield, Hampshire, UK

Did you know

The Hangers have important connections with the poet Edward Thomas and on Shoulder-of-Mutton Hill you will find a plaque/stone dedicated to him. His life was sadly cut short when he was killed at the Battle of Arras on Easter Monday in 1917.

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"...out we came, all in a moment, at the very edge of the hanger! And never, in all my life, was I so surprised and so delighted! I pulled up my horse, and sat and looked; and it was like looking from the top of a castle down into the sea; except that the valley was land not water." - William Cobbett writing about the view

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Route Locations on Instagram

From today’s grey and muddy walk 
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November’s earth is dirty - Edward Thomas 🍁🍂 
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War memorial, Steep, near Petersfield, East Hampshire, UK. 

Included in the list of local war dead recorded and remembered is the poet Edward Thomas.

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