Restaurants may require booking

Basingstoke is surrounded by stunning countryside, this itinerary will help you explore some of the hidden natural gems from the open hills of Watership Down to the historic Whitchurch Silk Mill and the intimate streets of Overton, with dinner at one of the many eateries the village has to offer.

Some uneven ground, may not be suitable for those with mobility issues

Minimum of 5 hours

£16.85 pp for all activities. Family concessions

Car essential. Buses 76/86 from Basingstoke Bus Station to Whitchurch via Overton

Watership Down

Watership Down

Watch out for rabbits whilst walking along Watership Down the beautiful location that inspired Richard Adams famous novel. Take in the views on a short stroll or long hike in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which also forms part of the Wayfayers Walk.

RG25 3EJ (nearest postcode) Car Park at top of hill

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill - 01256 892065

The oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original building, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire.

Price £10.00 family ticket or £5.10 per person

Whitchurch Silk Mill
28 Winchester St, Whitchurch RG28 7AL

High Street Overton


Overton has a bustling High street complete, with butcher, baker and gift shop selling candle sticks! The river Test runs through this quintessential English village steeped in history with thatched cottages and places to paddle in the river and watch for trout.

RG25 3NP – Postcode of free local car park


Eats Enroute

Overton has a number of eating options:

Clock and Thyme

The Red Lion

The White Hart

Plus other cafes and restaurants

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