UCR: Cold Harbour Lane

Location: 1 New Cottages, Egbury, St Mary Bourne, Andover, Hampshire SP11 6DP, UK
  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Location: St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 144, 'Basingstoke, Alton and Whitchurch, Odiham, Overton and Hook'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU434510
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 25' 60" W001 37' 90"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU431513  
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates:  N51 25' 90" W001 38' 30"
  • To see: Portway Roman road, Egbury.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
For want of a better name (I've not been able to find one for this greenlane) I've named this lane Cold Harbour Lane. If you know of the correct name, please comment below!

This awesome but very short byway starts out northwards from a right-angled turn in an un-named country road, but looking at it you'd never know! Both the definitive map and the OS map tally: this is a byway, trust us! This particular greenlane is little more than a strip of grass pressed up against a hedge in a ploughed field. It's pretty narrow, so the hedgerow on the eastern side will claim its due on your paintwork, but the surface of grass is pretty easy going.

Heading gradually downhill from 106m to 98m AMSL, the UCR follows a north-westerly track until it reaches a small, narrow county road which crosses it from east to west. The UCR then plunges downhill for another 100m or so on a gravel surface, and ends where it meets Egbury Lane.

For those with an interest in history, the course of the Portway (a Roman road which rand from Silchester to Old Sarum)  can be found directly to the south, with a visible portion in Bradley Wood away to the east, and Egbury (a Neolithic fort) can be found if you follow the country lane that crosses our UCR eastwards for a kilometre or so.

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