The Monarch’s Way is a 625-mile long-distance footpath that approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. We’re doing the Hampshire section of this in 4 parts, crossing the county from West to East.
The third section runs from Shawford to West Meon, via Owlesbury, Upham and Warnford. This walk starts at a train station, so the start time is intended to coincide with the 8:19 arrival from Southampton. At the end of the walk there is a bus from West Meon back to Winchester at 16:53 (hence the early start – this is the last bus home so we can’t miss it).