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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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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…

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South West Wiltshire

Salisbury Racecourse from the City Centre

Description:An 8.7 mile (14km) circular walk from the centre of Salisbury. It passes through the Cathedral Close to reach Harnham and then ascends gradually to reach the Old Shaftesbury Drove. This ancient route leads to Salisbury Racecourse which provides fine views back over the city.  From the race plain the walk heads back to Salisbury…

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South West Wiltshire

The Fovant Badges from Broad Chalke

Description:A 15 mile (24.5km) circular walk starting in Broad Chalke and ascends to reach the Old Shaftesbury Drove before crossing Chiselbury hillfort and then passing the Fovant Badges.  After crossing Fir Hill the route heads through the villages of Fovant and Sutton Mandeville before heading over downland to Ebbesbourne Wake and Bowerchalk.  There are fine…