Walk 7, Parley Cross to Parley Common via Barrack Rd and Lone Pine Drive (approx 3 miles)

map of local walk 7

Park your car near Parley Sports Club in Stocks Lane just past the Memorial Hall off Christchurch Road East (by the blue horseshoe on the map).

Walk back to Christchurch Road and walk towards the airport for 500 yards to Barrack Road. Turn right and follow Barrack Road for approximately 1 mile until you reach a sign to Virginia Cottage on your right.

Opposite is the entrance to a footpath which takes you to Lone Pine Drive. Follow the footpath across the Common to the exit gate at Lone Pine Drive. Walk straight on into Lone Pine Drive and take the second turn on the left into Danes Drive.

Turn into Danes Drive and follow it to its end (approx 400 yards). Turn right into Lone Pine Drive and walk for 200 yards until you reach a mini-roundabout at the junction with Golf Links Rd. Turn left and walk to New Road (200 yards).

Walk down New Road on the left side of the road passing St Mark's Church and in a further 200 yards Oaklands Walk. Turn into Oaklands Walk and walk the length of the road. At the end of the road join a footpath which leads to Christchurch Rd, passing the Sports Club Car Park.