UCR: Dean Lane

Location: Stake's Ln, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire SO32 1, UK
  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Location: Dean, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 132, 'Winchester, New Arlesford & East Meon'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU564216 
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N50 99' 10" W001 19' 80"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference:  SU562205
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 98' 10" W001 20' 10"
  • To see: not much.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
Dean Lane is a very straightforward UCR that runs south from Belmore Lane, alongside the horse gallops on Stephen's Castle Down. It's a compacted chalk and gravel surface that holds the odd puddle after wet weather, and the hedges that line the lane remain out of the way for the entire length. A Discovery 4 would not need to worry about its paintwork at all!

Where the hedgerows open out, the lane offers a pleasant view over Stephen's Down, which follows the line of the lane above and to the west (see picture). The lane ends somewhat randomly where it reaches a terrace of cottages, which are part of the complex of the beautiful Dean Farm. A decent yet unremarkable lane in an area full of decent yet unremarkable lanes.

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