BOAT: Coulters Dean Lane

Location: Buriton, Hampshire, UK
  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Location: Buriton, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 120, 'Chichester'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU748194
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N50 97' 00" W000 93' 50"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU738195
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N50 97' 00" W000 95' 00"
  • To see: not much.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!

Coulters Dean Lane is far easier than Milky Way, which line just to the north of this byway! The two should really be driven in conjunction. We started this short byway from its eastern end, in the farmyard of Coulters Dean Farm. The lane passes through and proceeds on a gravel/chalky earth surface and soon passes underneath some 'overwhelmingly attractive' electricity pylons (if a better argument for localised, community energy generation exists we'd love to hear it).

The byway is pretty undulating, with some steep gradients, but it is a very easy drive on an east-west alignment, and the foliage is kept cut well back. There really isn't much else to say about this green lane, though: it's just up and down in a straight line! It soon finishes on a crossroads with New Barn Lane and Kiln Lane, just after passing over Buriton Tunnel , an underground reservoir (just to the north) and a bungalow in construction (how is planning permission still being given out for bungalows? Do we learn nothing?!).

This byway is part of the South Downs Way, and as such is popular with many other types of user groups. Take care, and use caution, courtesy and common sense if you encounter them!

To Hampshire County Council this is Byway 25.

Statistics:
Total distance: 1.05 km (0.7 mi)
Total time: 05:02
Moving time: 04:47
Average speed: 12.56 km/h (7.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 13.20 km/h (8.2 mi/h)
Max speed: 25.20 km/h (15.7 mi/h)
Average pace: 4.78 min/km (7.7 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 4.55 min/km (7.3 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 2.38 min/km (3.8 min/mile)
Max elevation: 209 m (687 ft)
Min elevation: 191 m (625 ft)
Elevation gain: 27 m (87 ft)
Max grade: 5 %
Min grade: -6 %
Recorded: 06/06/2013 18:05


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