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Watership Down and Ladle Hill from the Sydmonton Estate
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Photo from the walk - Watership Down and Ladle Hill from the Sydmonton Estate

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Hampshire

Author - Peter Lane

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 500 feet / 152 metres

Grade - easy

A delightful short walk that features a wonderful section of the North Downs including the renowned Watership Down made famous by the eponymous novel about rabbits! The walk also features an incomplete iron age fort on Ladle Hill and the genteel surroundings of the Sydmonton Estate. Views from the ridge are superb. 

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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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