Holmsley Ridge and Inclosure

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Distance

3 MILES (5KM) – Circular

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A circular walk which takes you across Holmsley Ridge – with stunning views over the heath land south of the village of Burley – before sweeping down to explore the woodland of Holmsley Inclosure. This route is particularly stunning in late summer when the purple and pink heather is in full bloom.

Route

From the car park, walk the short distance up Holmsley Passage and head out on the path across the heath beyond the vehicle barrier. Once on the path, you’ll have views over towards Burley and Turf Hill to your right. To the left is Holmsley Inclosure.

After about 600m you’ll come to some ponds which can be accessed down an incline to your left. Take the path on the right of a fence as it continues across the ridge.





Walk for another 700m until the path splits. Take the left fork which heads downhill for 1.2km towards Thorney Hill Holms. Continue on the grassy track until it meets a path heading towards Holmsley Incloure. Turn left onto the path and walk alongside the inclosure for 200m until you come to a gate into the woods.

After 100m, turn right and continue straight until you join the cycle path. Follow the path as it curves to the right. Take a right turn and after another 500m on the cycle track you’ll reach a ford.

Cross the ford and take the cycle path on the right until it reaches Holmsley Passage. Turn left and walk along the roadside for 750m back to the car park.





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