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Why do it?

This circular walk around the parish, takes in some of the natural and man made features. It 
takes about 2.5 hours starting and finishing at the entrance to the recreation ground next to the Jekyll & Hyde.  

 The Walk

Leave the recreation ground and turn left. Follow the footway for 30m and you will see a footpath marker partially hidden in the hedge opposite. Go through the small opening and follow the footpath up the edge of the field, keeping the hedge on the right, eventually turning right at the path junction. This track follows the ridge and you can see the old church down by the river. Follow the footpaths in front of the farm buildings, through the churchyard and cross Fishery Brook at the new bridge by the ford. Cross the field following the line of massive pollarded willows and then across the river Loddon by the footbridge. Climb the stile then go diagonally (10 O'clock) across the field to a large stile. Climb this and then enter the field on the right. Follow field boundary keeping the hedge on the left and eventually into the lanes in Stratfield Saye. Keep bearing left along the lanes until Lillymill Farm and across the Loddon again. Wind your way back recrossing the A33 by the old telephone exchange. Turn right and go through Spanish Green with its old thatched cottages, and take the path between Thatched Cottage and Greenways. Keep the hedge on your right until the field end, then bear left throught the copse. Cross the stile and field bearing left to Turgis Green, with its working blacksmiths forge, and return to the start.

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:30:06 +0000
Via St Mary's Stratfield Saye http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=11:5-miles-via-st-marys-stratfield-saye&Itemid=146 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=11:5-miles-via-st-marys-stratfield-saye&Itemid=146

Why do it?

This walk takes you past the 13c deconsecrated church of All Saints in the centre of old Stratfield Turgis and on to the 18c church of St Mary the Virgin at Stratfield Saye, two buildings with very different architectural styles. It is a gentle flat walk winding over fields and lanes crossing the river Loddon.

The Walk

Leave the recreation ground and turn left. Follow the footway for 30m and you will see a footpath marker partially hidden in the hedge opposite. Go through the small opening and follow the footpath up the edge of the field, keeping the hedge on the right, eventually turning right at the path junction. This track follows the ridge and you can see the old church down by the river. By the farm buildings turn left in front of them to the old church. At the church the footpath leads through the hedge into the old churchyard. This contains some fascinating markers including that of John Mears, padgroom to the Duke of Wellington. Leave the church and pass in front of Turgis Court, ducking under the towering willow. This takes you onto the bridleway leading alongside a small branch of the Loddon with a pretty weir part way along. At the end turn left onto the road leading across Broadford Bridge and into Stratfield Saye. Follow the road bearing right until you see large white gates on the right and the sign to the church.
Go through the gates and follow the road to the church. Information about the church is here.

Retrace your steps to the main road, turn left then follow the road bearing initially right then left.The optional route extension to The Iron Duke Pub means keep right (not left) and follow the road to the junction. Keep the pub on the right and you’ll see a footpath marker. Follow this and turn right back onto the road at the end.)

This leads eventually to a footpath marked on the left. Follow this, bearing left at the end of the first field and then, keeping the hedge on the right, to a large stile over the fence. After this head left across the field until you see another stile and bridge. Cross the bridge and you’ll see the church from where you can retrace your steps back to the start.

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:26:06 +0000
Via St Mary's Hartley Wespall http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=12:5-miles-via-st-marys-hartley-wespall&Itemid=145 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=12:5-miles-via-st-marys-hartley-wespall&Itemid=145

Why do it?

See a beautiful 13c Church and follow the river Loddon across fields and water meadows. It is fairly flat with a few stiles, but can be boggy in places.

The Walk

Leave the recreation ground entrance and turn left following the footway, turning left again into Turgis Green just past the village pond and before the service station. Folow this road for 500m and just past the forge and 2 thatched cottages take the path marked on the right. This leads into fields where you bear left through a gate and then keep the hedge on the right to the woods. Over the stile and follow the track to the church. More info on the church is available here.

Leave the church by the road and cross the junction with Hartley Wespall Village Green on the right where you see a footpath marker opposite. This leads into fields where you turn right. Take this path with the woods on your right and follow it all the way across the fields and watermeadows. You’ll cross a stile under trees and a concrete bridge over a drain towards Longbridge Mill with its turbulent mill race and the main river Loddon. Shortly after you’ll meet the A33. Turn right for a short distance then cross and take the footpath, with the Loddon still on your left. Follow the paths as they arc round with the Loddon on your left all the while, until arriving at the fisheries where you join the tarmaced Potters Lane. Follow this to the footpath on the left just after Potters Cottage. Take this path keeping the line of trees on your right until it joins the main track. At the second junction take the footpath right (not the one that goes through the woods) and follow this with the hedge on your left, all the way to the A33 again. Cross and follow the footway back to the start.

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:27:51 +0000
Historical Village Walks http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=24:historical-village-walks&Itemid=154 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=24:historical-village-walks&Itemid=154

We orgainise regular village walks as a social event, but also to ensure the footpaths remain in a good state.

The 2007 Autumn Village walk took place on October 28th 2007. More info here.

The 2007 Spring Village Walk took place on April 22nd. More info here. 

The 2006 Spring Village walk took place on April 23rd. The route is available here

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:49:05 +0000
Innaugural Parish Walk http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=221:innaugural-parish-walk&Itemid=154 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=221:innaugural-parish-walk&Itemid=154

This walk takes in some of the beautiful features and countryside of the parish of Stratfield Turgis. It takes about 2hrs 30 minutes of gentle walking allowing for some sightseeing along the way, and is predominantly flat with a couple of large stiles to negotiate. The inaugural parish walk took place on the 11th September 2005

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:09:52 +0000
2007 Autumn Village walk http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=223:2007-autumn-village-walk&Itemid=154 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=223:2007-autumn-village-walk&Itemid=154

The 2007 Autumn Village walk took place on October 28th 2007

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:10:49 +0000
Woods & Water - 2009 Autumn walk http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=222:woods-water-2009-autumn-walk&Itemid=154 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=222:woods-water-2009-autumn-walk&Itemid=154

The 2009 Autum Village walk, 'Woods and Water', took place on October 6th 2009.

The route is here and photos here.

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:56:17 +0000
Autumn 2013 Village Walk http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=206:autumn-2013-village-walk&Itemid=154 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=206:autumn-2013-village-walk&Itemid=154

Lovely walk last Sunday.

Partly off public footpaths so you won't be able to follow it all.

Map attached

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:33:27 +0000
Spring 2014 Walk http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=234:spring-2014-walk&Itemid=154 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=234:spring-2014-walk&Itemid=154

Lovely figure of eight walk on the 11th May taking in the Loddon, Bridleway and All Saints church.

Beautiful weather greeted us and apart from a few remaining very soggy bits most of the countryside seems to have dried out.

spring walk 2014 route

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Mon, 12 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Summer 2014 Walk http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=238:summer-2014-walk&Itemid=154 http://stratfieldturgis.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=238:summer-2014-walk&Itemid=154

The weather was beautiful for the Stratfield Turgis Summer 2014 village walk. This took a different format allowing for 2 shortish loops with a picnic in the middle.

The walk took us from the old center of Stratfield Turgis across the recreation ground and into the pastures of Hartley Wespall. Crossing back through Spanish Green with its many thatched cottages and through the churchyard for lunch by the river. We then headed off along the bridleway beside the river and looped through the ground of Stratfield Saye House (with permission) and back past St Mary's church. A lovely time was had by all. We were privileged to have John Goring with us, a long term resident of the area. He kept us entertained with snippets of local history. His grand parents are buried in Stratfield Turgis churchyard.   

nospam@ever.com (Administrator) Walks Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:28:53 +0000