Lying at the base of Watership Down, surrounded by glorious walks, the historic village of Kingsclere is just a short drive away from attractions such as Highclere Castle, Sandham Memorial Chapel and The Vyne. Heckfield Place near Hook and The Wellington Arms in Baughurst are among the spoiling hotels and restaurants nearby. 

Below are a few suggestions for walks and places to eat, stay and visit. Please confirm directly with any business or organisation before planning a visit. 



Beacon Hill and Highclere Walk

Highclere Castle Walks
Kingsclere and Hannington Walk
North Hampshire Downs Walk

Sandham Memorial Chapel Walk

Watership Down Walk

Wayfarer's Walk


Places to eat or stay


The Wellington Arms, Baughurst,
Heckfield Place, near Hook,

Bel & the Dragon, Kingsclere,

Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne,
Dewpond, Old Burghclere,

The Woodspeen, near Newbury,


Places to visit


Englefield House and Gardens (HHA, RHS),
Highclere Castle (HHA),
Houghton Lodge House and Gardens, Stockbridge (HHA, RHS),
Mottisfont House and Gardens, near Romsey (NT),
Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere (NT),

Stratfield Saye House and Grounds (HHA),

Winchester Cathedral,

The Vyne, Sherborne St John (NT),


Local market towns include Winchester. Alresford, Hungerford, Newbury and Stockbridge.

Updated 21st January 2023