08. Walking Past: Mottes and Trenches – Browndown North

08. Walking Past: Mottes and Trenches – Browndown North

In Person

Guided Walknew events

Meet at the far end of the Alver Valley East Car Park (off Grange Road) nearest to the country park, Little Woodham lane, Off Howe Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AB

Go on an off-road route through the Alver Valley, a nature spotter’s delight, with many hidden gems.

Discover the Motte and Bailey castle, with views over the Country Park. Look out for the pillbox, and take a walk along Hangman’s Hollow. Then enter MOD land and discover the training trenches used as part of preparations for the D-Day landings. A walk through predominantly woodland and heathland with gravel tracks, listen for the woodpeckers, search for butterflies and spot the plentiful birds.

Gosport Voluntary Action were awarded a Heritage Fund grant to deliver an exciting programme of local historical walks, which they entitled ‘Walking Past’.
This one-year funded project (extended by a year due to Covid 19) commenced in September 2019.
The aims of the project are to:
• Inspire interest in Gosport’s built, coastal and natural heritage
• Engage local residents and visitors
• Create free, walking trails at a wide range of heritage sites that appeal to a diverse range of people
• Motivate people to become involved in and support their heritage with a variety of volunteering opportunities.
The project is culminating in HODs 2021 with all 6 walks being available to participate in.


Duration 90 minutes


Saturday 11 September: 1000


Pre-booking: Required

Please DIY book via the BOOK NOW button.  But for people who may experience difficulty with booking online themselves, we can help.

Contact us from 0930 to 1700. Monday to Saturday….

In-person:  Gosport Tourist Information Centre (at the Bus Station)

By Phone:  023 9252 2944 or 07849 399 823

By Emailbookings@gosportheritage.co.uk (subject line:  ASSISTED BOOKING)

Booking opens: 21 August 2021 09:30
Booking closes: 9 September 2021 17:00


This is predominantly an off-road walk due to the nature of the area. It is therefore not suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs.

parking Service dogs welcome



COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


This walk is a circular route. Please arrive 10 minutes early to meet your Guide holding a pink HODs H.


GVA – Walking Past




We will be meeting by the layby near Grange Farm on Little Woodham Lane. Look for the hi-vis jacket. If driving, there is paid car parking near the HWRC (Alver Valley East car park)