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The car park is on your left as you come out of Burley on the Bransgore road.

  1. Leave the car park by the path in the bottom right-hand corner, which is also used by cyclists.

    Lat:50° 48' 53.3'' N(50.8148°)
    Long:1° 42' 51.5'' W(-1.7143°)
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  2. Fairly shortly this track leads down onto the old track-bed, which you follow along to the left.

    Lat:50° 48' 51.1'' N(50.8142°)
    Long:1° 42' 48.8'' W(-1.71355°)
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  3. There are a number of old railway structures still to be seen, including this old beam bridge.

    Lat:50° 48' 46.4'' N(50.8129°)
    Long:1° 42' 20.9'' W(-1.7058°)
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  4. Look out for a set of four old gate posts next to some yew trees on the right of the track. (Note: This is actually the second set of gate posts you come to, but the first set are hidden in the undergrowth and not easily spotted.)

    Lat:50° 48' 48.6'' N(50.8135°)
    Long:1° 41' 53.1'' W(-1.69808°)
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  5. This is Shappen Crossing. To the north of the line there is a good causewayed track over the marsh. So turn left through the gateway and go along this path.

    Lat:50° 48' 49.7'' N(50.8138°)
    Long:1° 41' 51.4'' W(-1.69762°)
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  6. The path leads through some fine reed-beds.

    Lat:50° 48' 50.8'' N(50.8141°)
    Long:1° 41' 50.9'' W(-1.69747°)
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  7. At the end of the causeway follow the broad path as it swings left up the hill.

    Lat:50° 48' 51.8'' N(50.8144°)
    Long:1° 41' 50.7'' W(-1.69743°)
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  8. And follow this path to the top of Shappen Hill.

    Lat:50° 48' 59.8'' N(50.8166°)
    Long:1° 41' 56.7'' W(-1.69908°)
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  9. Keep left were the path forks.

    Lat:50° 49' 7'' N(50.8186°)
    Long:1° 42' 5.5'' W(-1.70152°)
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  10. Then turn left on to the broad track and keep following this track.

    Lat:50° 49' 8'' N(50.8189°)
    Long:1° 42' 7.6'' W(-1.7021°)
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  11. Eventually the path swings to the left, drops down into a little valley and up again onto another small hill.

    Lat:50° 49' 1.2'' N(50.817°)
    Long:1° 42' 26.5'' W(-1.70736°)
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  12. Ignore the tracks leading off to your right in the bottom of the valley and on top of the small hill. Both are boggy and lead you to the wrong side of the stream.

    Lat:50° 48' 56.5'' N(50.8157°)
    Long:1° 42' 31.9'' W(-1.70886°)
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  13. Keep straight on down the hill, back to the old railway line, and turn right retracing your steps towards the car park.

    Lat:50° 48' 49.7'' N(50.8138°)
    Long:1° 42' 41'' W(-1.71138°)
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  14. A short way along there is an alternative route to the car park up the bank on your right.

    Lat:50° 48' 50.4'' N(50.814°)
    Long:1° 42' 44.3'' W(-1.7123°)
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