BOAT: Downlands Lane

Location: Colemore and Priors Dean, Hampshire, UK
  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Location: Priors Dean, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 133, 'Haslemere & Petersfield'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU725292
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 05' 80" W000 96' 60"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU721299
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 06' 40" W000 97' 10"
  • To see: not much.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
Well, what's to say? This short, unnamed byway (please comment below if you know of a better name for it) serves as the gravel/compacted earthen driveway to Five Ash Farm and Downlands Farm, west of the village of Hawkley. It is a well kept lane: encroaching foliage never poses a problem, the unrutted gravel surface is for the most part in good nick. You could probably bring a Ford Fiesta up here and get through comfortably!

The only really noteworthy part of this greenlane is how dead straight and flat it is: there is but one tiny bend around a farm building. There really is nothing else to say about it, as there isn't even a nice view from it! The byway soon ends on a crossroads with two other country roads just south of Slade Farm, which must be really annoying at Christmas time. Not really worth the bother of visiting unless you happen to be in the area.

To Hampshire County Council this is Byway 19.

Total distance: 0.76 km (0.5 mi)
Total time: 03:38
Moving time: 03:33
Average speed: 12.49 km/h (7.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 12.80 km/h (8.0 mi/h)
Max speed: 18.00 km/h (11.2 mi/h)
Average pace: 4.80 min/km (7.7 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 4.69 min/km (7.5 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 3.33 min/km (5.4 min/mile)
Max elevation: 265 m (868 ft)
Min elevation: 249 m (816 ft)
Elevation gain: 6 m (18 ft)
Max grade: -2 %
Min grade: -10 %
Recorded: 02/07/2013 16:57

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