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Carisbrooke, Bowcombe Down & Upper Watchingwell
Introduction to Walk 1601

Photo from the walk - Carisbrooke, Bowcombe Down & Upper Watchingwell

Region - Isle of Wight AONB

County/Area - Isle of Wight

Author - Zelma Barnes

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 820 feet / 248 metres

Time - 4 hours 50 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This walk starts from Carisbrooke and crosses Bowcombe Down to reach Ashengrove. The return to the start walks through Lower Watchingwell.


 

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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.

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