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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.


 

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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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