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Wessex Heights Walk

Dorset, Wiltshire

124 km / 77 miles
The walk was devised to use some of the less-walked paths over hills, passing several hill forts, with views across eastern Dorset and south Wiltshire. Road walking is kept to a minimum and Salisbury is included in the route.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SY667885 - Maiden Castle, Dorchester, Dorset View on StreetMap
Finish: SU137327 - Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Southern Walks - Wessex Heights

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Wessex Heights  (New Forest Ramblers )


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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 183, 184, 194
OS Landranger Active 183, 184, 194
OS Explorer 15, 117, 118, 129, 130
OS Explorer Active 15, 117, 118, 129, 130

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Route Profile:

114.5 km (71.1 miles)
2,448 m (8,031 ft) ascent
268 m (879 ft)  maximum height

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