BOAT: Lilley's Lane

Location: Preston Candover, Hampshire, UK
  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Location: South Warnborough, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 144, 'Basingstoke, Alton and Whitchurch, Odiham, Overton and Hook'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU592437
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 19' 00" W001 15' 30"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU600416
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 17' 00" W001 14' 30"
  • To see: the view.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
 This byway starts south from a country lane just west of the village of Axford. With a fair bit of standing water present after rain, the hard chalk surface makes it relatively easy going even though occasional ruts and larger puddles can impede progress in places.

Climbing up a shallow gradient, the greenlane initially heads south-west but soon turns gently to the south and starts downhill, offering a gorgeous view over the Hampshire countryside as it does so. As the byway reaches Lilley's Copse a gravel track is encountered upon which one travels eastwards between hedgerows for a short distance before turning back to the south and leaving the gravel behind again for the light ruts. At every turn is a sign, erected by Hampshire County Council, making sure that there is no doubt as to which the correct track lies.

Heading southwards over gorgeous rolling countryside, the byway finishes all too soon back on the tarmac on the B3046 in Preston Candover, at 102m AMSL. A great byway, and well worth a visit.

To Hampshire County Council these are byways 7a, 15 and 501, combined here for convenience.

Total distance: 3.16 km (2.0 mi)
Total time: 14:57
Moving time: 12:26
Average speed: 12.67 km/h (7.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 15.23 km/h (9.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 31.38 km/h (19.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 4:44 min/km (7:37 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 3:56 min/km (6:20 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1:55 min/km (3:05 min/mi)
Max elevation: 203 m (668 ft)
Min elevation: 145 m (476 ft)
Elevation gain: 34 m (110 ft)
Max grade: 6 %
Min grade: -10 %
Recorded: 30/12 14:39

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