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Butser Hill

Although Butser Hill is signposted off the A3 at the Chalton and Clanfield junction, you are then left to your own devices. Follow the brown signs to the Hampshire Hog and just past the pub there is a turning on the left to Butser Hill which is signposted from this point on.

Note: Ignore the brown signs to Butser Ancient Farm as it is on the opposite side of the A3.

  1. Butser Hill

    Take the path that leaves the lower part of the car park behind the waste bin.

    Lat:50° 58' 32.8'' N(50.975772°)
    Long:0° 59' 14.9'' W(-0.98747°)
    OS:SU 71182 20084
    w3w: ///bottom.footpath.tacky
  2. Butser Hill

    Go through the gate and take the middle path.

    Lat:50° 58' 34.4'' N(50.976215°)
    Long:0° 59' 14.9'' W(-0.987464°)
    OS:SU 71182 20133
    w3w: ///benched.remarking.racks
  3. Butser Hill

    Alternatively, there is path that joins our route from the gate behind the information centre.

    Lat:50° 58' 38.8'' N(50.977439°)
    Long:0° 59' 16'' W(-0.987788°)
    OS:SU 71158 20269
    w3w: ///secures.ushering.strikers
  4. Butser Hill

    The path to the left leads to a low bank and ditch (probably of Iron Age origin), but the views from the right-hand path are better.

    Lat:50° 58' 39.5'' N(50.977652°)
    Long:0° 59' 16.1'' W(-0.987809°)
    OS:SU 71156 20293
    w3w: ///mimics.deferring.between
  5. Butser Hill

    When you reach the scarp face, turn right and head up along the edge.

    Lat:50° 58' 42.6'' N(50.978491°)
    Long:0° 59' 13.5'' W(-0.987085°)
    OS:SU 71205 20387
    w3w: ///realm.untruth.angel
  6. Butser Hill

    As you approach the scrub, take the left-hand path that leads downhill.

    Lat:50° 58' 40.3'' N(50.977861°)
    Long:0° 59' 9.5'' W(-0.98596°)
    OS:SU 71285 20318
    w3w: ///lads.hope.singing
  7. Butser Hill

    Follow this path round the head of the valley and continues keeping roughly level along the opposite scarp face.

    Lat:50° 58' 39.8'' N(50.977722°)
    Long:0° 59' 7.4'' W(-0.985384°)
    OS:SU 71326 20303
    w3w: ///reflected.renovated.unveils
  8. Butser Hill

    Ignore the steps to the right and carry on past the red waymark.

    Lat:50° 58' 49.6'' N(50.980455°)
    Long:0° 59' 0.3'' W(-0.98343°)
    OS:SU 71459 20609
    w3w: ///hologram.sleepy.aquatic
  9. Butser Hill

    Take the path to the right up on to the brow of the hill. The path to the left is very narrow, uneven and overgrown, and I cannot recommend it.

    Lat:50° 58' 52.2'' N(50.981169°)
    Long:0° 59' 1.2'' W(-0.983658°)
    OS:SU 71442 20688
    w3w: ///rejoiced.latter.producers
  10. Butser Hill

    Cross the ridgeway path, and head to the far side of the hill ...

    Lat:50° 58' 54.1'' N(50.981683°)
    Long:0° 59' 2'' W(-0.983892°)
    OS:SU 71425 20745
    w3w: ///whizzing.require.wimp
  11. Butser Hill

    ... round the back of the bushes.

    Lat:50° 58' 54.8'' N(50.981883°)
    Long:0° 59' 0.6'' W(-0.98349°)
    OS:SU 71452 20767
    w3w: ///cornfield.commended.varieties
  12. Butser Hill

    Join the path along the edge of the scarp, and follow this round to the right.

    Lat:50° 58' 54.6'' N(50.981828°)
    Long:0° 58' 58.9'' W(-0.983029°)
    OS:SU 71485 20762
    w3w: ///ultra.waistcoat.community
  13. Butser Hill

    Go through the gate.

    Lat:50° 58' 50.1'' N(50.98058°)
    Long:0° 58' 55.1'' W(-0.981978°)
    OS:SU 71561 20624
    w3w: ///according.tripling.nurtures
  14. Butser Hill

    Were the path starts to head downhill, cross on to the upper path, and stay on the level.

    Lat:50° 58' 45.5'' N(50.979309°)
    Long:0° 58' 50.4'' W(-0.980673°)
    OS:SU 71654 20484
    w3w: ///royally.island.patching
  15. Butser Hill

    Keep straight on round the edge of the hill, ignoring any turnings.

    Lat:50° 58' 41.3'' N(50.978148°)
    Long:0° 58' 42.9'' W(-0.978576°)
    OS:SU 71803 20357
    w3w: ///mooring.veered.stiletto
  16. Butser Hill

    Join the path that has come up the hill and keep on around the edge.

    Lat:50° 58' 40'' N(50.977773°)
    Long:0° 58' 40.2'' W(-0.977844°)
    OS:SU 71855 20316
    w3w: ///scorecard.dried.ambient
  17. Butser Hill

    Ignore the various paths that go down the hill and just keep on around the edge.

    Lat:50° 58' 38.7'' N(50.977404°)
    Long:0° 58' 39.8'' W(-0.977727°)
    OS:SU 71864 20275
    w3w: ///rejects.strict.gossiping
  18. Butser Hill

    Take the middle path ...

    Lat:50° 58' 32'' N(50.975558°)
    Long:0° 58' 53'' W(-0.981375°)
    OS:SU 71611 20066
    w3w: ///aspect.plans.archduke
  19. Butser Hill

    ... that leads round the back of the scrub and trees.

    Lat:50° 58' 29.9'' N(50.974976°)
    Long:0° 58' 59.4'' W(-0.983168°)
    OS:SU 71486 20000
    w3w: ///swordfish.handbags.forecast
  20. Butser Hill

    Cross the open ground, and go through the gate that is straight ahead.

    Lat:50° 58' 29.6'' N(50.974899°)
    Long:0° 59' 5'' W(-0.984736°)
    OS:SU 71376 19990
    w3w: ///propelled.newlyweds.surreal
  21. Butser Hill

    Follow the path through the scrub. The car park is then straight ahead of you.

    Lat:50° 58' 30.7'' N(50.975185°)
    Long:0° 59' 10.4'' W(-0.986226°)
    OS:SU 71271 20020
    w3w: ///goals.turns.producers