BOAT: Pigeonhouse Lane

Location: Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire, UK
  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Location: Broadmere, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 144, 'Basingstoke, Alton and Whitchurch, Odiham, Overton and Hook'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU624475
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 22' 40" W001 10' 70"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU622467
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 21' 60" W001 11' 00"
  • To see: Broadmere Church.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
We really did choose the right time of year to drive this byway, as at the northern end the land is bordered on both sides by huge amounts of wild garlic (Allium ursinum). The smell is simply unbelievable!

Starting on tarmac in the hamlet of Broadmere, the greenlane starts off as a very short section of UCR that skirts around the north of Broadmere Church. On entering woodland the BOAT begins in earnest, the surface changes from tarmac to grass. This green lane is incredibly wide, probably one of the widest we've ever seen, and no doubt needs to be as it serves the farm machinery of Home Farm at the southern end of the byway.

Heading south on this very easy yet pleasant byway, the chief attraction (in Spring at least) is to watch the natural world go by as one drives along, even more so as the copse is a remaining fragment of ancient woodland rich in biodiversity. After just over a kilometer the byway enters the farmyard of Home Farm and ends on Grammarsham Lane.

To Hampshire County Council this is Byway 10.

Statistics:
Total distance: 1.18 km (0.7 mi)
Total time: 06:08
Moving time: 06:07
Average speed: 11.49 km/h (7.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 11.52 km/h (7.2 mi/h)
Max speed: 25.20 km/h (15.7 mi/h)
Average pace: 5.22 min/km (8.4 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 5.21 min/km (8.4 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 2.38 min/km (3.8 min/mile)
Max elevation: 247 m (812 ft)
Min elevation: 232 m (761 ft)
Elevation gain: 18 m (58 ft)
Max grade: 6 %
Min grade: -4 %
Recorded: 21/05/2013 15:01

Broadmere Church
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