Rob's Hampshire Pub Walks

New Cheriton - The Hinton Ampner & Source of the River Itchen Loop

One of Rob’s shorter Hampshire walks in the South Downs National Park, ideal to walk off your lunch at The Hinton Arms. In this walk we explore the springs around New Cheriton, the source of one of the worlds best and most important chalk streams, the River Itchen, known by fly fishing enthusiasts across the world.

We also explore a grand Georgian English country house and estate at the National Trust’s Hinton Ampner Park. Join Rob as stepping inside the estate church of All Saints and Hinton Ampner House itself, decked out for a 1930’s Christmas where you are a guest of the 8th Baron of Sherborne, Ralph Dutton.

A great little walk that will whet your appetite for the Battle of Cheriton , English Civil War walk.

Walk starts and finishes at The Hinton Arms, New Cheriton. 2.5 miles approx.

Local Attractions

Site of The Battle of Chertiton

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The Battle of Cheriton took place to the east of Winchester on 29th March 1644, at the height of the Civil War. Here, Royalists fought Parliamentarians for effective control of central southern England. In 2005, a walking trail around the battlefield was established, starting and ending at The Hinton Arms so you can walk the walk today, and pop in to warm up afterwards!

Hinton Ampner House

0.5 miles

A historic country manor, lovingly rebuilt after a catastrophic fire in 1960, offering fabulous views of the South Downs.

Mid Hants Railway

3.6 miles - Alresford to Alton

Step back into the Age of Steam and let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax, and watch mile after mile of beautiful Hampshire countryside pass you by.

Historic Winchester

7.0 miles

England’s ancient capital is a city steeped in history, offering rich pickings for visitors looking to uncover Britain’s past, including a world-famous Cathedral, remains of a ruined Castle and best of all, King Arthur’s Round Table!

Marwell Zoo

7.7 miles

Offering a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them. The 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, from ring-tailed coatis to majestic giraffes, endangered tigers to frilled lizards, curious meerkats and pygmy hippos.

Please Note

We will be closing the Pub for 1 day only on the Monday 29th April 2024 to carry out necessary repairs in the bar.

We have made a small change to our opening hours, hopefully this will be temporary.
As of Monday 22nd April 2024 we will be closed Monday evenings. Rest of the week – business as usual! (Please see revised opening hours)

Many Thanks from all the team at The Hinton Arms


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Monday 12 - 3pm
CLOSED Evening
Tue - Friday 12 - 3pm
6 - 11pm
Saturday 12 - 11pm
Sunday 12 - 11pm

Food Served

Monday 12 - 2:30pm
CLOSED Evening
Tue - Friday 12 - 2:30pm
6 - 9pm
Saturday 12 - 3pm
6 - 9.30pm
Sunday 12 - 8pm
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