Alresford (pronounced Allsford) is a beautiful Georgian Town, steeped in history with it’s colour-washed houses. Alresford is the perfect place for strolling, and there is plenty to please the eye: the Fulling Mill and riverside walk, St. John’s Parish Church, the Millennium Trail, and Old Alresford Pond, created by the Bishop of Winchester, in the 12th century.
Click here to download a map of New Alresford town centre (PDF).
The Watercress Line RAT - Real Ale Train
The Railway Station, Station Road, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG.
Two or three times a month throughout the year the Mid Hants Railway runs a Real Ale Train serving real ale from local Hampshire breweries. The three-hour round trip leaves Alton in the early evening and serves hot food and soft drinks as well as the selection of ales.
Tel: 01962 733 810. www.watercressline.co.uk/section.php/5/1/whats-on/RAT
There are many woodland, lane walks and walking routes near the campsite, see map and routes in the campsite information book.
Also see the following links for more walking routes, organised rambles and weekly guided walks and even safari drives in the Queen Elizabeth country park. For more info in and around the area use this link. www3.hants.gov.uk/walking.htm
Have a look on Hikideas for walks in the area. You can add your own if it’s not already listed. www.hikideas.com
…contains more than a 1,000 kilometres of shared paths ranging from iconic routes such as the South Downs Way to smaller local bridleways.
Links to Walks in the Area
Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Butser Hill
Watership Down and Ladle Hill on Walking Britain
Meon Valley Churches Walk
Meon Valley Trail Mid-Wilts Way
South Downs Way National Trail
Walk Around Hayling Island
Basingstoke Canal Walk
Hinton Ampner Garden & elegant country house, Bramdean, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA (3 or 4 miles), Tel: 01962 771 305. 12 acre garden set in 80 acres of unspoilt parkland.
A National Trust Property, with formal and informal gardens created by the last Lord Sherborne, and his personal collection of Regency furniture.
There are many cycling routes around the area, see map & routes in the campsite information book. Check out the walking links above as some are off road cycle routes like the Oxdrove Way or start and finish at SU585361 - Abbotstone Down, Hants. This is an off road cycle and horse-riding route. 25 miles. Or try http://www.sustrans.org.uk
National Cycle Route 23 is 1.5 miles from Two Hoots.
The route runs from Reading to Southampton via Basingstoke, Alresford, Winchester and Eastleigh.
See the Sustrans website for more information:
Cycle The City. Enjoy a cycle around Winchester with Bikeabout, which offers cycle hire from Winchester Tourist Information Centre. Daily hire costs from £10.
Tel : 01962 840 500 www.visitwinchester.co.uk/bikeabout
The Bike Centre. Cycle hire from Tony & Chris. 02380 740 079 [email protected] www.bike-centre.co.uk
Unit 3 St John's Centre, Botley Road, North Baddesley, Hampshire. SO52 9SW
These guys are happy to deliver & collect bikes from Two Hoots Campsite, they also offer trailer hire.
Advance booking is essential. Adult bikes from £15 per day; they offer reductions for longer hire.
Some of the most beautiful countryside in England, and one of the best ways to see it is by bike.
Alton sports Centre. Chawton Park Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1ST. Tel: 03330 050457
Taro Leisure Centre. Heath Road, Petersfield, GU31 4DZ. Tel: 03330 050473
Further info for both centres can be found on their website https://www.everyoneactive.com
Meon Springs, Coombe Road, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HW. Tel: 01730 823 794
Avington Trout Fishery, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1BZ. Tel: 01962 779 312
Alresford Golf Club Cheriton Road, Tichborne Down, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0PN. 4 miles.
Alresford Golf Club is pleased to welcome visitors as either member’s guests or casual green fee players both during the week and at weekends, subject to availability and any advance tee reservations.
www.alresfordgolf.co.uk Tel:01962 733746
Four Marks Golf Club, Headmore Lane, Hampshire, GU34 3ES.
(Approx 2 miles north of Alton)
Welcomes visitors as members guests or casual green fee, and offers tuition and coaching.
Tel: 01420 587214 www.fourmarksgolfcourse.co.uk
Alton Golf Club, Old Odiham Rd, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4BU
Tel: 01420 82724 www.altongolfclub.com
Juniper Leisure Tank Driving.
Tank and earth-moving equipment driving and they also offer an Action Man deal!
Tel: 01794 367 367
Stockbridge Riding School & Livery Service, Woolbury Place, Winton Hill, Stockbridge, SO20 6HN.
Tel: 01264 810727.
Take to the trees and speed down zipslides. They are part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings, all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape Alice Holt, Bucks Horn Oak, Nr Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS, (15 miles)
Go Ape Itchen Valley, Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane, West End,
Southampton, SO30 3HQ.
TeamSport Southampton, Barton Park, Chickenhall Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 6RZ
TeamSport Gosport, Fareham Reach, Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0FP www.team-sport.co.uk Tel: 0844 998 0000.
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