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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

Martinsell Hill and The Pewsey White Horse

Description:This 21.2 mile (34.2km) circular walk from the centre of Pewsey visits Martinsell Hill, with stunning views across the Vale of Pewsey, before descending to the Kennet and Avon Canal.  After a section along the canal the route passes the historic Wolfhall Manor and then crosses the vale before ascending Milton Hill to follow the…

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South West Wiltshire

Woodford Valley and Stonehenge from Amesbury

Description:This 13.4 mile (21.6km) circular walk from Amesbury goes along the Woodford Valley before following droves to Druids Lodge and then passing close to Stonehenge.  It returns to Amesbury along tracks.  This route crosses the busy A303 at Stonehenge care needs to be taken when crossing. Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:13.4miles / 21.6 km Time:4 hours 30…

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South West Wiltshire

Barford Down from Alderbury

Description:This 9.9 mile (15.9km) circular walk from Alderbury follows sections of the disused Salisbury and Dorset Junction Railway crosses Barford Down. There are attractive downland views around this walk.  A short section of this walk is on a minor road, which is not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Easy/Moderate Distance:9.9…

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South West Wiltshire

Figsbury Ring and Cockey Down

Description:This 13.6 mile (21.9km) walk follows sections of the Clarendon Way and Monarch’s Way and visits the Iron Age hill fort at Figsbury Ring.  It crosses Cockey Down nature reserve with wide ranging views.  The return route to Pitton passes the remains of the Royal hunting lodge of Clarendon Palace.  This walk crosses the busy…