BOAT: Palestine/King Lane

Location: Test Valley District, Hampshire, UK
  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Location: Grateley, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 131, 'Romsey, Andover & Test Valley'.
  • OS Grid Reference: around SU261404
  • GPS Co-ordinates: around N51 16' 30" W001 62' 70"
  • To see: Hawk ConservancyQuarley HillRoman road, tumulus.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
'God' knows what all this is about... (see what I did there?!). Basically this is a set of byways all in one area that do little more than serve a bunch of bungalows in a place called Palestine, and a farm just to the east called Red Lodge Farm. I have no idea of the history of this place, but with a name like that there must be some! Some byways are gravel, some are earth, all are well tended, and from the point of view of the greenlaner there is nothing of even the slightest interest here. In fact, we've only really included them on this site for completeness.

That said, the very short byway called King Lane serving Red Lodge Farm is, at least, a byway in the traditional sense of the word: its earth and gravel surface was the only one we actually bothered to drive and the statistics below relate specifically to it.

There is a tumulus just east of South View Farm. The surrounding area is far more interesting, with the Hawk ConservancyQuarley Hill Iron Age hillfort and the Portway Roman road all very close by. Check them out instead!

To Hampshire County Council these are Byways 20, 22, 501, 502, 503, 504 and 505, combined here for convenience.

Total distance: 0.54 km (0.3 mi)
Total time: 01:43
Moving time: 01:33
Average speed: 18.99 km/h (11.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 21.06 km/h (13.1 mi/h)
Max speed: 33.03 km/h (20.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 3:10 min/km (5:05 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 2:51 min/km (4:35 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1:49 min/km (2:55 min/mi)
Max elevation: 149 m (489 ft)
Min elevation: 145 m (475 ft)
Elevation gain: 4 m (14 ft)
Max grade: 3 %
Min grade: -1 %
Recorded: 04/10/2013 18:13

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