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Wayland's Smithy & Uffington Castle from Woolstone

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Oxfordshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SU293878
Lat 51.588297 // Long -1.578476
Postcode SN7 7QL (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This walk combines a number of interesting features of the Wessex Downs including a section of ancient pathway, a Neolithic castle and a famous landmark of the Oxfordshire countryside. The walk starts in the village of Woolstone (grid ref. SU293878), which lies to the north of the B4507 from Swindon to Wantage. Parking in the village is limited so please be mindful of residents. An alternative start is the car park at grid ref. SU273843 on the B4000 where it crosses the Ridgeway. Starting here adds just over half a mile to walk.

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These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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