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Follow the brown sign in Warnford village up Hayden Lane. There is a small car park on your right.

  1. If, like me, you are in a hurry to see the view, take the narrow path to the right of the display board.

    Lat:50° 59' 17.8'' N(50.988278°)
    Long:1° 4' 53.7'' W(-1.081594°)
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  2. At the end of the path turn left.

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    Long:1° 4' 55.2'' W(-1.081999°)
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  3. When you reach the south -east corner of the site, follow the path round to the right. The upper path is usually dryer. Watch out for cyclists though.

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    Long:1° 4' 45.1'' W(-1.079204°)
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  4. Unless you are a fan of stiff uphill climbs, keep straight on. We will come back via the path on the right.

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    Long:1° 4' 48.4'' W(-1.080114°)
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  5. Ignore the path on your left signposted South Downs Way. Go through the gate and then turn left.

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    Long:1° 5' 4.7'' W(-1.084631°)
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  6. We have now reached the old Hill Fort. My preferred route is to head straight to the walls along the southern flank to take in the views and then to return through the middle. Other routes are available.

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    Long:1° 5' 7.3'' W(-1.08535°)
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  7. Turn right where the footpath up from Exton crosses the walls if you want to visit the centre of the fort. Keep straight on if you want to carry on along the walls.

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    Long:1° 5' 25.8'' W(-1.090504°)
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  8. When you get back to the gate, you can either go back the way we came or turn left before the gate and head down the steps.

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    Long:1° 5' 6.2'' W(-1.085043°)
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  9. Going this way involves a stiff climb down the side of the hill followed by a slow and steady climb back up again. The views, however, more than compensate.

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    Long:1° 5' 1.3'' W(-1.083705°)
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  10. Where the path meets the waymarked Circular Walk, turn right and go through the gate.

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    Long:1° 4' 54.9'' W(-1.08191°)
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  11. The Circular Walk takes you right down to the bottom of the valley and then back up again. A challenging walk that is beyond the scope of this web site, or at least of its author.

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    Long:1° 4' 57.3'' W(-1.082589°)
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  12. Where the path divides, take the left fork.

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  13. When you get back to the south-east corner, you can take a short diversion down to the road to take in the view to the east towards Petersfield.

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    Long:1° 4' 41.6'' W(-1.078214°)
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