BOAT: Withy Lane

Location: Buckholt Ln, Salisbury, Hampshire SP5, UK
  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Location: West Tytherley, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 131, 'Romsey, Andover & Test Valley. Stockbridge & Ludgershall'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU277319
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 08' 60" W001 60' 60"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU271318  
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 08' 50" W001 61' 50"
  • To see: course of a Roman road.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
For want of a better name, I've called this byway Withy Lane after the copse to it's north. If anyone knows better please comment below!

Heading downhill from Buckholt Lane just south of Buckholt Farm, this very short greenlane runs westwards on a surface of earth and leaf mould. Lined by hedgerows and mature trees on either side, this lane is pretty tight and damage to the paintwork is guaranteed, especially on the eastern half of the lane. To be honest it's over almost before it's begun, as just as you leave the tarmac you reach it again in the form of North Lane, opposite a sizeable house. There's really not much else to say: this lane is like a thousand others and it's brevity is it's downfall. Go drive something else!

One redeeming feature: for those interested in history, this lane runs parallel with and just to the south of a Roman road, the earthworks for which can still be seen in a very few places.


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