BOAT: Little Down Lane

Location: Old Odiham Rd, Alton, Hampshire GU34, UK
  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Location: Golden Pot, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 144, 'Basingstoke, Alton and Whitchurch'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU720433
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 18' 40" W000 97' 20"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU713423  
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 17' 60" W000 98' 10"
  • To see: Watercress LineAlton.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
I have no idea what the name of this byway is (if it even has one) so I have named it Little Down Lane after a nearby copse. If you know what the correct name of this green lane is, please comment below!

Despite this being a relatively long byway, there is inversely relatively little to say about it! Heading ever-so-gently downhill on a prepared surface with crushed rubble filling in pot holes in places, this green lane strikes out on a south-westerly course from Froyle Road. Almost dead straight for the majority of its length it is only after travelling well past 3/4 of the total extent of the track that finally a bend or two present themselves to enable the byway weave around the back of some houses in north Alton. As the green lane emerges onto Old Odiham Road that, pretty much, is that! A very easy and well maintained lane that would be little challenge even to a Ford Fiesta!

Go and visit Alton instead, perhaps for a trip on the Watercress Line steam railway. This is Hampshire County Council's Byway 34.


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