SHAWFORD ARMISTICE TRAIL
BWF PT No 311 -
Walk Organiser.: Peter Denison, 2 Test Cottages, St Mary Bourne, Andover, Hants, SP11 6BX. Tel: 01264 738569 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk Fee: £1.00
Start: :Shawford Down Car park, SO21 2DG on east side of unclassified road between Compton and Shawford , south of Winchester, just north of bridge over motorway signed Compton Down. [GR: Explorer OL32: SU 466248].
Shawford Down bus stops for Service 1 between Winchester and Southampton (both directions) are 200m north of the car park entrance and are on the route. Shawford Railway Station is on the route near the end, shortly before Q3.
Exit car park to road. Turn right on pavement. 100m at Notice Board on right.
Q1. Where were the troops who passed this way walking to?
Continue down road past Shawford Down bus stops. Turn right on road signed Shawford
Railway Station. Turn first left on Pearson Lane, downhill with white line marking
centre of carriageway at start, past Brackenlea Care Home. At sharp right bend turn
left on Permitted Bridleway. At bottom of hill turn right on footpath under railway
and follow path round right and left bends ignoring side paths, passing Compton Place
on your left. At cross-
Cross road (great care – busy and quite fast) and turn right on left-
Q2. Which Regiment is commemorated?
Continue downhill on track to road. Cross road to right of ‘parked’ tank then bear
left to gate. Pass through gate on enclosed wide path, through another gate and straight
on along right side of two fields. At T-
Q3. At the base of the upright of the cross, how many bolts hold it in place?
Exit Memorial site through kissing gate and turn right through small gate on right
of large gate, straight on along vehicle track. At cross-
Route updated 1 January 2018
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