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Landscape Section

About the Landscape Section

Current programme: a full listing of all events organised by the different sections of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society.

Events planned by the Landscape Section in 2024

  • Saturday - 22nd June: a visit, 10.15 am to 2.00 pm approx., to look at 'Geology between Ladle Hill and Ecchinswell'

    To link to the Newsletter articles on Hampshire’s Geology, Mike Broderick will lead a visit to the chalk downs of n.w. Hampshire. The walk will also take in the unfinished Ladle Hill
    Fort, the Kingsclere Inlier and the village of Ecchinswell. The visit will link the landscape features to the geology of this part of the county.

  • 10.15 Meet at SU492565 (what3words - flocking.remove.polar); park on the west side of the verge.

  • 10.30 Mike Broderick will give an introduction followed by a guided walk along the crest of the chalk scarp to Ladle Hill. The walk will then descend the scarp slope to Sydmonton where the geology will change from chalk to the Upper Greensand of the Kingsclere Inlier. Northwards lie the rocks of the later Tertiary period of the Thames basin. Our route will take us to the village of Ecchinswell, including the church and former mill. We shall then return to the starting point.

  • NB: the walking involves some steep slopes; the height gain is around 250 m. Surfaces will include uneven footpaths, tracks and roads. Total distance will be around 5-6 miles. We shall aim to finish around 2.00-2.30 pm.

    If you have any questions email -

Landscape Section Events in 2023

Newsletter: The Landscape Section publishes articles in the HFC Newsletter and we welcome contributions on landscape related topics. If you have any ideas or articles for the Newsletter, please email to discuss your proposal.

Landscape Section Archive: Find out about significant people and previous events put on by the Landscape Section.
Any questions about the Landscape Section?
Then email Mike Broderick Landscape Section Chairman