THE HASLEMERE HOOP

Leg 3 - Hammer Vale to Waggoner's Wells (3.65 km)

(sp) signpost     (wm) waymark     (wms) waymarks

Turn R (W) out of the Prince of Wales car park and continue ahead on Hewshott Lane.  Shortly after the Hewshott sign turn R into Mount Pleasant driveway and ascend public bridleway (wm), ignoring turn-offs.  The path climbs steeply, generally NW, and, bearing L, meets wide vehicle track across Bramshott Common access land, metalled and degraded in places.  Continue ahead, crossing straight over all crossing tracks and paths until 50m before track peters out at main London-Portsmouth dual carriageway (A3) ahead.  Turn L on metalled vehicle track to Canadian Memorial and memorial maples along A3 (best in autumn)  (Car Parks on A3 L and about 1km through memorial maples (NE). Vehicle road under the A3 to Grayshott 500m further NE. [Grayshott about 1km from underpass along Crossways Road.]

Just before memorial plaque and bench, turn R on metalled vehicle track under A3.  Continue ahead (generally NW) on stony vehicle track, ignoring crossing track, and descend to wooded area.  Ascend to path junction just before top of ridge and turn L onto narrow footpath through trees.  Follow concrete fence posts on R for about 250m, bearing R at junction and then shortly L, continuing along tree line with concrete fence posts now on L.  Enter woods ahead and continue onto metalled roads junction.  Turn R onto Rectory Road and follow road (N), passing entrance to military land on R, and, in about 250m, entering car park.

Take footpath in top L corner of car park.  Continue ahead (N), descending on sunken path, keeping L (wm) and continue over ridge, dropping down to Cooper's Stream at Waggoner's Wells.  Do not cross bridge, but turn R (wm) and follow footpath on R side of succession of lakes to information board at foot of steps to car park.  Continue ahead on footpath, emerging onto metalled Waggoner's Wells Road (leading R to car park entrance).  [To visit the memorial stone to Sir Robert Hunter: Turn L (NW), crossing ford and immediately turning L onto footpath on opposite side of lake from car park.  Memorial stone is a few metres along path on L] 

Links

Bramshott Common Access Land

(https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getoutside/local/bramshott-common-east-hampshire)

Canadian Memorial

(https://www.tracesofwar.com/ sights/24516/Canadian-Memorial.htm).

Waggoners Wells

(https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ludshott-commons/features/waggoners-wells)

Robert Hunter Memorial

(https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/remembering-robert-hunter)