Headbourne Worthy Parish Council
Headbourne Worthy is surrounded by open space, walkers are permitted on all signed footpaths, and also onto:
- Footpaths across the fields towards Abbots Barton
- Church Green in Kings Worthy
- Eversley Park in Kings Worthy
- The disused railway line towards Worthy Down
Barton Meadows Nature Reserve
A new nature reserve, between Headbourne Worthy and Abbots Barton, has been created as a result of the Barton Farm development. It is managed by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and includes a 2.75km circular path. Benches, information boards, and fencing have now been installed and access onto the nature reserve is via the footpath on Well House Lane, or at Courtney Road in Abbots Barton.
In August the final arable crop will be removed from the site, and in September and October the reseeding with wildflower seeds will commence.
More information is available at www.hiwwt.org.uk/barton-meadows.
The Watercress Way
The Watercress Way is a charity with the aim to develop safe routes, paths and facilities for walking, cycling and horse riding, based on the original routes of the disused railway lines between Sutton Scotney and Alresford via Kings Worthy in Hampshire.
More information, including walking routes from nearby Kings Worthy, is available at www.thewatercressway.org.uk.
A booklet containing all eight walks plus full colour maps, black & white illustrations, and all the descriptive text priced £5 is available from The Church Office, St Mary's Church, London Road, Kings Worthy. Tel 01962 881879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.