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Locus Classicus

Dorset, Wiltshire

43 km / 27 miles
This is an engrossing historical walk using some of the finest stretches of Roman and ancient Drove roads in the area. Commencing at Bradbury Rings you will follow the Roman road that was measured and laid by the town planners of the day using flags, poles and beacons as a help with construction. To vary this route so that it is not all 'straight' your journey will take you through Sixpenny Handley and Broad Chalke. Enjoy this ideal passage.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Average Gradients
Start: ST973020 - Badbury Rings, Kingston Lacy, Wiltshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SU092284 - Salisbury Racecourse, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Dorset View on StreetMap

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Route Description - PDF Locus Classicus  (Garth H. Gunn ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 184, 195
OS Landranger Active 184, 195
OS Explorer 118, 130
OS Explorer Active 118, 130

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Route Profile:

43.5 km (27.0 miles)
605 m (1,985 ft) ascent
229 m (751 ft)  maximum height

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