Selborne & Noar Hill


Starting in the beautiful village of Selborne home to the famous naturalist Gilbert White, the walking route takes you up Zig-Zag path up to Selborne Hill and Common. You then eventually join Noar Hill and Nature reserve before returning to Selborne along the Writers Way path.


8.75km (200m)
Moderate (2hrs 40mins)
Average time
2hrs 40mins
Limited & charges may apply
Route Advice

  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • Pub
  • Village
  • Forest/woodland
  • Hilly
  • Potential livestock
  • Potential overgrowth
  • Bird spotting
  • Wildflowers/gardens
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Historic site
  • Farmland
  • Great for running
  • Starting AddressSelborne, Alton, Hampshire, UK

Route Score


A beautiful mainly woodland walk along Hampshire paths with a chance to explore the picturesque village of Selborne.


While Selborne can become quite busy particularly on the weekend when the weather is nice the route itself is very peaceful.


Large stretches of this path can become quite muddy and boggy during wet periods


Zig Zag path created by Gilbert White and his House and Gardens in Selborne

Route Notes

The first part of the car park is free but spaces are limited. The second parking area is part of the Gilbert White House and Gardens and charges apply.

The fuel stop

  • Fuel Type Cafe
  • Location on Route At the start
  • Address La Luna - Selborne Coffee, La Luna, High Street, Selborne, Coffee, UK