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South West Wiltshire

The Sarum Way

Description:This walks follows the Sarum Way a circular route around Salisbury and Wilton.  It visits a number of villages and passes through Trafalgar Park, Grovely Wood and Clarendon Park.  Sections of the walk follow the Avon Valley Way, Monarch’s Way and Clarendon Way. Walk Grade:Challenging Distance:33.2 miles / 53.2km Total Ascent:2927 feet / 892 metres […]

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Somerset South West

Minehead to Watchet via Dunster

Description:This 18.3 mile (19.5km) walk ascends from Minehead to cross Hopcott Common to reach Dunster.  It then goes through the Deer Park of Dunster Castle to reach Carhampton before joining the coastal path near Blue Anchor.  After passing through Blue Anchor it follows the coastal path to the harbour in Watchet.  The return route from […]

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South West Wiltshire

On the Plain and Through the Vale

Description:This walk follows the White Horse Trail along the edge of the military firing range on Salisbury Plain and also goes through a number of small attractive villages in the Vale of Pewsey.  Sections of this route follow country lanes through villages, these are not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk […]

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Somerset South West

Hodder’s Combe, Holford Combe and Frog Combe

Description:This walk goes through the attractive Hodder’s Combe, Holford Combe and Frog Combe and visits the village of Holford along the way. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:5.1 miles / 8.2 km Total Ascent:929 feet / 283 metres Time:2 hours 10 mins / 2 hours 40 mins Parking:This walk starts from the Wilmot’s Pool Car Park on the […]

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Somerset South West

Ridges and Combes on the Quantock Hills

Description:This walk heads along ridges to reach Beacon Hill before descending through combes to join the Coleridge Way and head to Holford.  After going through Hodder’s Combe the route ascends to Higher Hare Knapp.  There are stunning views and attractive combes on this walk.  Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:9 miles / 14.4 km Total Ascent:1526 feet / […]

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Somerset South West

Nynehead Boat Lift from Wellington

Description:This walk from the centre of Wellington follows the route of the West Deane Way along the old towpath of the now disused Great western Canal.  It visits the historic remains of the Nynehead boat lift on the disused Grand Western Canal. There is a 650 metre section of this walk that follows besides the […]

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Somerset South West

Stoke Hill and Thurlbear Wood

Description:This 7 mile walk from Stoke St Mary goes over Stoke Hill and then crosses farmland before joining the East Deane Way.  It returns to Stoke St Mary via Thurlbear Wood and farmland.  Sections of this walk follow minor roads which are not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:7 […]

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Somerset South West

Dowsborough Hillfort and Hodder’s Combe

Description:This 8 miles / 12.9km walk goes through woodland before visiting Dowsborough Hillfort.  It then descends to Holford and goes through the attractive Hodder’s Combe before ascending steeply to Higher Hare Knapp.  There are outstanding views across the Bristol Channel from this walk.  A short section of this walk around Holford follows minor roads which […]

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South West Wiltshire

Hackpen and Marlborough White Horses

Description:This walk crosses Marlborough Down to visit Barbury Castle hill fort.  It then follows the Ridgeway to pass the Hackpen White Horse.  On leaving the Ridgeway the path crosses Fyfield Down, with its numerous Sarsens Stones, and then reaches the Devil’s Den burial chamber before returning to Marlborough.  This walk crosses the busy A4 and […]

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South West Wiltshire

Bagging Cherhill and Devizes White Horses

Description:This 17.4 mile (28km) walk follows the Kennet & Avon Canal for 4.75km before following tracks and droves to reach the Landsdowne Monument and Cherhill White Horse. It then crosses Morgans Hill and follows the historic Wansdyke before going along a drove to Roundway and the Devizes White Horse.  A 300 metre section of this […]