Ibstone, Turville, Fingest circular walk

Start: Ibstone Common

Finish: Ibstone Common

Length: 12.72 km/ 7.9 miles

Weather: Sunny and cloudy, quite warm in the sun

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I parked beside Ibstone Common and walked around the Common opposite the pub.

A memorial on Ibstone Common to the six men from the village who lost their lives during World War I.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

After walking beside the common, cross a track into a wooded area

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

The path becomes more wooded after Hellcorner.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

Out of the woods and into the meadows.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

Walk across the meadow towards the trees.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

The Wormsley Estate.

Wormsley Estate walk

 

Cross the stile and head uphill beside the fence.

Wormsley Estate walk

 

After a short climb into Idlecombe Wood, turn left and the follow the broad path deeper into the wood.

Idlecombe Wood walk

 

Occasional glimpses through the wood reveal the houses on the hills on the other side of the valley.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

Turn left along this track, just before Turville Court.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

The Hambledon valley.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

 

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

The path that leads up the side of Turville Hill.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

The windmill on Turville Hill.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

Looking back to Turville.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

Cross the lane and follow the path on the other side not far from Fingest.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

I forgot to bring the sandwiches I had made, so I had a welcome pint and a doorstop sandwich at The Chequers pub.

The Chequers pub fingest

 

St Bartholomew, Church. The large Norman tower was built early in the 12th century and has unusual twin gables. It is believed that only one other similar construction exists in the country.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

The track shortly after Gravesend which was joined form Chequers Lane.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

Most of the walk after the above picture was in shaded woods, with the occasional clearing.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

The last bit of walking on the flat before heading uphill towards Ibstone.

ibstone turville fingest walk

 

Back at Ibstone Common and the cricket pitch.

ibstone turville fingest walk