Explore wildlife-rich landscapes and discover how they have been shaped by local history and past land use.
The Loddon and Eversley Heritage Area is a little-known but very special area of villages, towns and countryside. It is an historic landscape, shaped by a traditional way of life. Ancient woodlands, remnant heathland, river valleys and a patchwork of mixed farmland provide a remote and rural character in an increasingly busy region.
The nine walks described in the guide vary in distance from 3miles (5km) to 8 miles (13km). Each walk includes a detailed description of the route, accompanied by a map and information about the wildlife and features to look out for along the way. The walks utilise the extensive network of paths in the area taking you through heathland, woodland, along river banks, field edges and country lanes.
With walks starting from Sherborne St John, Cliddesden, Mapledurwell, Sherfield on Loddon, Mattingley, Odiham, Dogmersfield, Harley Wintney and Eversley, the Wildlife and Heritage Walks booklet is a great way to explore new places and discover local wildlife.