BOAT: Down Lane

Location: Down Ln, Upton Grey, Hampshire RG25 2, UK
  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Location: Mapledurwell, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 144, 'Basingstoke, Alton and Whitchurch, Odiham, Overton and Hook'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU692506
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 15' 05.23" W001 00' 30.47"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU696501
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 14' 53.07" W001 00' 18.29"
  • To see: Angel's Pool, Basingstoke, Civil War earthworks at Basing House and Oliver's Battery, source of the River Loddon.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
NB: This lane is part of the Five Lanes End network. Please read the entries for all three lanes.

This short and unremarkable BOAT scores a 2 simply because it can be used as the initial excursion onto a much broader choice of BOATS in this area, including White Lane and Ragmore Lane.

It's an incredibly easy lane to drive, representing no challenge to any vehicle. Although it only runs from Hungry Lodge to Five Lanes End (500m at most) on a gentle incline when travelling south-east, it still manages to hold the Angel's Pool, which local legend has it never evaporates or freezes. Pretty cool!

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