The Southern Escarpment of the Marlborough Downs

Introduction to Walk 1807

Photo from the walk - The Southern Escarpment of the Marlborough Downs

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Wiltshire

Author - Jon Glew

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 820 feet / 248 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A walk along the Southern edge of the Marlborough Downs overlooking the Vale of Pewsey visiting the medieval village of Shaw and dipping down into the Vale to visit the hamlets of Oare and Huish.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

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Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet 157 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 173 BUY MAP

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Hackpen Hill & Overton Down from Avebury
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Walk 1928
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Walk 1419
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The Lambourn Downs
Grade - moderate
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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

North Wessex Downs

This AONB includes significant areas of chalk downland with their unique habitat. Man's past has left many reminders in this area too including the iconic white horses, the stone circle ... - More information

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