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
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.
After walking beside the common, cross a track into a wooded area
The path becomes more wooded after Hellcorner.
Out of the woods and into the meadows.
Walk across the meadow towards the trees.
The Wormsley Estate.
Cross the stile and head uphill beside the fence.
After a short climb into Idlecombe Wood, turn left and the follow the broad path deeper into the wood.
Occasional glimpses through the wood reveal the houses on the hills on the other side of the valley.
Turn left along this track, just before Turville Court.
The Hambledon valley.
The path that leads up the side of Turville Hill.
The windmill on Turville Hill.
Looking back to Turville.
Cross the lane and follow the path on the other side not far from Fingest.
I forgot to bring the sandwiches I had made, so I had a welcome pint and a doorstop sandwich at The Chequers pub.
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.
The track shortly after Gravesend which was joined form Chequers Lane.
Most of the walk after the above picture was in shaded woods, with the occasional clearing.
The last bit of walking on the flat before heading uphill towards Ibstone.
Back at Ibstone Common and the cricket pitch.