Dell Inspired

May 28, 2024 | Open Walks

Boycie Bus at the Dell East Meon

Date: Sun 30 June
Start: The Dell, East Meon
Start Time: 10.00
Distance: Just over 5 miles
Terrain: Flat with one steep descent and ascent

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The all new Dell Inspired. A limited edition summer walk.

Processor: Rural Strides – Gen X, Intel(ligent) Core walker

Operating System: Internal compass

Graphics: In line with Gen X credentials…likely to take one photo for social media. No selfies!

Memory: Mostly reliable

Storage: Bring your own

Display: Magnificent views 😊

Price: Bargain £5


Come and join this short circumnavigation of the 2,500 acre Bereleigh Estate outside the picturesque village of East Meon. The estate has been described as “one of the prettiest and most attractive small sporting, residential and agricultural estates in the South of England”. The views on this walk will certainly confirm this description, but be prepared for a climb to see them!

The start and end point of this walk is The Dell – a destination for all the family, not the computer! The Dell’s renovated double decker bus ‘Boycie’ is an eye-catching café serving coffee, cakes, snacks and pastries in the morning. A retired safari tent sits alongside Boycie, providing an inviting bar and restaurant later in the day. Said to be ‘Hampshire’s Biggest Beer Garden’, The Dell has space for everyone (and their dog) to enjoy a slice of Hampshire’s rolling countryside.

Boycie opens bright and early on Sundays (from 08.30) so why not factor in topping up on caffeine before we set off. By the time we return, having worked up a hunger, the bar will be open and wood-fired pizza oven ready to cook a range of delicious sourdough pizzas. What more could the hungry and thirty walker ask for?!


  • Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead. 
  • Walk suitable for energetic children (because of the climb). Children the responsibility of parents
The Dell East Meon
Rural Strides

Rural Strides is passionate about the history and cultural landscape of the Western Weald. Through engaging walks, which interpret the land and share local stories, we seek to connect people to the beauty of the area as well as the inspiring businesses that we partner. We hope you will find a Rural Strides walk an authentic and memorable experience, that will leave you feeling like a local!

You can read more about the Western Weald here

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