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Majesty of the Wiltshire Downs


29 km / 18 miles
Sample the quietness and serenity of this rural country walk amongst some of the most stunning and soft downland slopes in Wiltshire. One travels back in time-warp as beautiful and stone cottages dated from the 17th century reveal their identity in the villages of Broad Chalke, Bishopstone and Burcombe, and you have the opportunity of walking part of two major drove roads of a by-gone era. As an extra, take a small added detour and view the regimental badges that were cut into the chalk downs at Fovant by soldiers stationed there during World War I.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SU040252 - Broad Chalke, Wiltshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Majesty of the Wiltshire Downs [YouTube video]

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Route Description - PDF Majesty of the Wiltshire Downs  (Garth H. Gunn ) Download File


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OS Landranger 154
OS Landranger Active 154
OS Explorer 118, 130
OS Explorer Active 118, 130

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29.0 km (18.0 miles)
479 m (1,572 ft) ascent
196 m (643 ft)  maximum height

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