Andover Walk & Shilling Fair 2017

For the next few days, Pri is looking after Bruno. As he’s full of beans we decided to get out this Sunday and take him for a decent walk along the River Anton and into Upper Clatford.

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Starting at the local Odeon, you can pick up the River Anton Way. The entire stretch of this walk is around 10 miles so we did the Rooksbury Mill and Upper Clatford section. It wasn’t long until Bruno found the river and enjoyed trying to soak us when he got out.  This route follows an old railway line, and if you keep your eyes peeled you can still see evidence of it.

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The River Anton is a chalk stream fed by spring water. There is a fair amount of wildlife to be spotted in and around Rooksbury Mill nature reserve as a result. A little easier to see when you don’t have a crazy dog with you!

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We took a look around All Saints Church in Upper Clatford, listed to be originally built during the reign of Henry I (1100).

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After this we headed back to Andover town centre for a coffee and mooch around the Andover Shilling Fair that was taking place.

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The Andover Shilling Fair was setup to celebrate the town’s Georgian heritage. Many of the stall holders were dressed in period costume, with street performers, donkey rides and craft activities taking place.

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Overall, a lovely Sunday morning. How have you spent yours?

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