The Brenda Parker Way was officially opened by Kate Ashbrook on Easter Saturday 23rd
April 2011. Click here for a gallery of images taken that day.
The 78 mile route of the Brenda Parker Way is broken into nine sections, of eleven
miles or less. Click on the links at the bottom of this page for the section details.
The walk description is written for those walking the route in a westerly direction.
Ordnance Survey Explorer maps are used and are recommended for following the route.
A PDF copy of each of the nine written descriptions can be downloaded from this site
and printed for your convenience. We recommend the latest version of the Adobe Reader
for downloading PDF files. Beneath the walk description is information on the places
of interest encountered on the way.
Each section’s map shows the whole of the route included in the written description.
Click herefor instructions on using the website maps.
The Brenda Parker Way is marked in both directions with the Brenda Parker Way waymark
discs. These are mostly located on existing Hampshire County Council structures such
as finger posts and waymarking posts where the route meets a road or another path.
There are also waymark discs on other structures between paths, such as in urban
areas. Between these points, it is not our intention to have the Brenda Parker Way
discs where the existing path is clear or this is assisted by Hampshire County Council
waymarkers. In some locations we have not been permitted to erect discs, so here
refer to the written guide and map.
It is our intention that the route will be shown on the online and printed copies
of the Ordnance Survey Landranger (in red diamonds) and Explorer maps (in green diamonds).
We are not permitted to show the route on some of the land in the east, so these
symbols will begin at Hartley Wintney. On these maps, where the route corresponds
with a public right of way, the diamond symbol will overlay the other dashed symbols
for the public right of way.
Where the route is not along a public right of way, such as along a road or over
private land where public access is permitted, the underlying dashed symbols will
be absent. Occasionally, such private land may be temporarily closed or the path
diverted, for example due to the need for countryside management.
In such cases please comply with these requests. This website can be accessed on
most mobile devices.