The last link in the chain
The final section of a 50-mile path running through the heart of East Hampshire has been completed.
A one-and-a-half mile stretch, connecting Whitehill and Bordon to Liss, is the last link in the chain for the Shipwrights Way.
The Shipwrights Way is available for walkers, cyclists and – where possible – horse-riders, linking the towns and villages of East Hampshire to the beautiful countryside on their doorstep. It runs from Alice Holt Forest southwards over the South Downs and all the way to the sea, finishing at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The latest section was built with the help of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) along the edge of Longmoor Ranges.
As well as completing the Shipwrights Way the new bridleway provides the perfect access into the South Downs National Park for residents of Whitehill and Bordon.
Cllr Mark Kemp-Gee, Hampshire County Councillor for the Alton Rural ward, added: “This section of the Shipwrights Way represents the last piece in the jigsaw. This easy-to-follow, well-marked path will help people discover the many places of beauty and historic interest in the area.”
To find out more and a map of the new route, go to www.shipwrights.org.uk