Book – Walking in the New Forest

A new edition of my guidebook – Walking in the New Forest – has been published by Cicerone and is available now at https://www.cicerone.co.uk/walking-in-the-new-forest-second, through local bookshops and online; for more information visit https://www.stevedavison.co.uk/book/walking-new-forest. The 30 walks in this guide – Walking in the New Forest – take you on a journey through Britain’s smallest […]

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Hampshire Walk – July 2018

After seven years – how time flies – this was my last walk for Hampshire Life, I hope you have all enjoyed accompanying me on my walks exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Hampshire and I wish you all, lots of interesting walks in the coming months and years. For my final walk

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Hampshire Walk – June 2018

This month’s walk meanders through the New Forest in the south-west corner of Hampshire. From Hale Purlieu the route heads north to arrive at Hatchet Green with its picturesque thatched cottages overlooking the village green. The stone sculpture by Paul Wilson was commissioned to celebrate the Millennium, as was the planting of one of the

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Hampshire Walk – May 2018

This month’s walk starts out from Oakley to the west of Basingstoke. The village, which consists of East Oakley and Church Oakley – the latter being close to the church, was mentioned in the Domesday Book, though its history goes back much further than that as there are a number of ancient burial mounds, or

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Hampshire Walk – April 2018

This month’s walk is based round the village of Preston Candover, tucked amongst the gently rolling landscape that lies between Basingstoke, Alton and Alresford. The name is derived from ‘Prestecandevere’ meaning ‘Candover of the priests’; the Candover part probably stems from ‘caniodubri’ which means ‘clear waters’, referring to the stream that rises from several springs

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