UCR: Malthouse Lane

Location: Heckfield, Hampshire, UK
  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Location: Hound Green, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 144, 'Basingstoke, Alton and Whitchurch, Odiham, Overton and Hook'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU718593
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 32' 80" W000 97' 00"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU720585
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 32' 10" W000 96' 80"
  • To see: not a great deal.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
What to say about such a short UCR? It doesn't really stand out in an area positively strewn with green lanes, most of which are much better! That said, if you're passing it is pleasant enough (where isn't in spring?!) and still deserves a drive, hence the 3 rating.

Starting from its northern end at a crossroads with an unnamed country road, the metalled section of Malthouse Lane strikes out northwards, but we're not interested in that! We took the southern branch, the only option without tarmac. It's a little overgrown but almost exclusively with the vigour of spring: there are very few chances to scratch the paintwork as the nettles and hogweed allow easy passage. The surface is very lightly rutted earth, and is firm throughout. 

The byway passes between hedgerows and soon turns due south. Just after the turn the lane plunged ins a pleasant copse called Chases Copse and abruptly ends on Vicarage Lane next to the inaccurately-named 'Middle Of The World' Farm.

Total distance: 0.82 km (0.5 mi)
Total time: 05:14
Moving time: 05:11
Average speed: 9.37 km/h (5.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 9.45 km/h (5.9 mi/h
Max speed: 14.40 km/h (8.9 mi/h)
Average pace: 6.40 min/km (10.3 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 6.35 min/km (10.2 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 4.17 min/km (6.7 min/mile)
Max elevation: 119 m (389 ft)
Min elevation: 100 m (327 ft)
Elevation gain: 22 m (71 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 21/05/2013 13:51

Chases Copse.

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