WE asked you where the best spot for watching the sunset is in Basingstoke.

Basingstoke has seen some stunning sunsets recently and with Covid on the rise there is no better time to wonder into the tranquil countryside to get away from the crowds.

Sunset viewing is a wonderful pastime that it is completely free and can be done without breaking the new coronavirus restrictions.

Whether you want to watch with a partner, children, friends or alone whilst walking your dog, you can be sure that the purples, reds, oranges and yellows that streak across the sky will take your breath away.

We decided to ask Gazette readers where they like to go to watch the sunset.

Below are places that were suggested by residents:

Farleigh Hill

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The most popular spot was Farleigh Hill and it is no surprise seen as it is one of the highest points in the county.

Gabriel Park

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Watch the sun setting over the wideopen landscape.


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Walk from the pretty village of Kingsclere and explore the beautiful rolling Hampshire Downs with peaceful tracks and beautiful views throughout.

Crabtree Plantation

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Here you can watch the sunset in a butterfly filled woodland and grassland.


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Many residents mentioned they headed down to Oakley to catch the setting sun and one resident said the best place is behind the Oakley church.