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Name on BHS blue bridleway signThree Downs Link

Hampshire, W Berkshire, Wiltshire

164 km / 102 miles
A multi-user pan-handle shaped route connecting the two national trails of the South Downs Way and The Ridgeway. However you travel the Three Downs Link you will enjoy mile after mile of open chalk downland, You will cross Watership Down and find yourself going over many iron age hill-forts as you enjoy the superb views from the ridges. The valley sections with rivers, canals and small villages are equally lovely. From Exton in Hampshire the route takes the South Downs Way northeast towards Malborough, turning north and taking a large sweeping circle back towards Newbury before rejoining the outward route to the southeast of Hungerford.


Waymark: Name on BHS blue bridleway sign
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Name on BHS blue bridleway sign
Attributes: Challenging
Horse Ride (Multi User)
Start: SU611210 - Exton, Hampshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SU389610 - Track Junction, Dean Hill, Southeast of Hungerford, Hampshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2003


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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 174, 185
OS Landranger Active 174, 185
OS Explorer 3, 32, 144, 157, 158, 170
OS Explorer Active 3, 32, 144, 157, 158, 170

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Route Profile:

171.4 km (106.5 miles)
2,601 m (8,533 ft) ascent
291 m (955 ft)  maximum height

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