UCR: Little Woodcote Lane

Location: Upham, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Location: Upham, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 132, 'Winchester, New Arlesford & East Meon'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU547220 
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N50 99' 50" W001 22' 10"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference:  SU550228
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 00' 20" W001 21' 70"
  • To see: not much.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
Make sure to turn LEFT here!
The UCR we have called Little Woodcote Lane (if you know its correct name, please leave a comment at the bottom) starts where it leaves a country lane on a bend near Little Woodcote Cottage. Throughout, it is a nice, wide lane and offers a solid earthen surface that in places has been patched up with builder's rubble, and as such it is incredibly easy going. 

Heading generally northwards, the lane twists along a field boundary, and then turns quite sharply to the north-west as it plunges into a copse. At this point, as the photograph illustrates, be sure to turn left as the track on the right is not a byway and ends after around 50m. In this area some retard has also decided it was a good idea to dump a load of used tyres. The mentality of this banal behaviour really does escape belief, but it is unfortunately a fact of life. Signs at each end of the lane, however, give details of the police's ongoing investigations into fly-tipping in this area, which is reassuring.

Whilst in the copse, the lane twists sharply 90 degrees alternatively left and right for a total of four times, and then ends where it meets Belmore Lane. This is quite a nasty junction as it is difficult to see traffic approaching from the east, so take care. A good lane, if only it were longer.

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