Hampshire BDS Carriage Driving Route 3:
Milkham to Rockford Common, returning via Dockens Water and Broomy.
|Start :||Milkham car park (SU 217103)|
|Distance :||Approx 10 miles|
|Terrain :||Good/fair gravel tracks with two short stretches of road. Options to visit the Red Shoot or High Corner Inns.|
|Instructions :||Leave the car park by the bargate (Post 50) and go down through
Milkham Inclosure for 1Ĺ miles. Turn left at a T junction (Post 48) and
after ľ mile turn right (Post 63) into Roe Inclosure. Cross the river at
Greenford Bottom and up into Great Linford inclosure.
50 yds after the exit gate, go through a bargate (Post 71) and immediately turn sharp right towards Rockford Common. Keep straight ahead for 1 mile through two bargates and eventually down a steep hill to the road where you turn right.
At the Red Shoot inn turn left into Tomís lane; follow it round to the right at the bottom where it gives way to gravel (with potholes!). Turn right after Dockens
Water (Post 41) if you wish to visit the High Corner Inn.
Otherwise continue on ahead into Broomy Inclosure, reaching a crossroads (Post 36) after a further mile where you turn right. Up hill past Broomy Lodge you reach the road and turn left. After 300 yards you will see the way into Milkham car park on your right.
|Additional Information :||There are three corrals for horses at the High Corner Inn. These are reached by going up past the pub and through the upper car park on your right. There is a tap for water in the kitchen yard. Beware of the forest ponies who will want to share your haynet!|
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