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South West Wiltshire

The Punchbowl and Fovant Down

Description:A 13.5 mile (21.7km) circular walk starting in Broad Chalke and ascending to reach the Old Shaftesbury Drove to visit the Punchbowl and then descend to Compton Chamberlayne.  The walk then ascends Fovant Down and follows tracks back to Broad Chalke.  There are fine views of the Fovant Regimental Badges on this walk. Walk Grade:Moderate…

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Dorset South West

A Roman Road and Ancient Droves from Martin Down

Description:This 19.8 mile /31.8 km circular walk from Martin Down follows tracks and the Ackling Ditch Roman Road, visiting attractive Dorset villages on the eastern edge of Cranborne Chase.  Sections of the walk follow quiet country lanes, but they are not completely devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Moderate/Difficult Distance:19.8 miles /…

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South West Wiltshire

Walking On The Ox Drove

Description:This 15.3 mile (24.6km) circular walk from Broad Chalke follows paths and the Ox Drove to explore Cranborne Chase. The route passes burial mounds and through areas of woodland. Along the way there are stunning views. Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:15.3 miles / 24.5 km Time:5.5 – 6.5 hours Parking:This walk starts from the car park of…

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South West Wiltshire

Following Droves from Coombe Bissett

Description:This 15.2 mile (24.5 km) circular walk from Coombe Bissett follows droves and footpaths on Cranborne Chase and visits the villages of Rockbourne, Whitsbury and Homington.  Sections of this walk follows minor roads, these are not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:15.2 miles / 24.5 km Time:5.5 / 6.5…

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South West Wiltshire

Exploring Cranborne Chase from Tollard Royal

Description:Following ancient droves and footpaths this 18.3 mile (29.5km) circular walk through attractive chalk downland visits a number of interesting locations including Win Green, the highest point on Cranborne Chase.  Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:18.3 miles / 29.5km Time:7 to 7.5 hours Parking:This walk starts from a small car park next to the village green in Tollard…