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Hampshire and Berkshire Heights
Introduction to Walk 2114

Photo from the walk - Hampshire and Berkshire Heights

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Hampshire & Berkshire & Wiltshire

Author - Peter Lane

Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km

Ascent - 1300 feet / 394 metres

Time - 8 hours 50 minutes

Grade - moderate

This North Wessex Downs ridge walk includes the highest points in Hampshire and Berkshire and outstanding views along the way. The return is through some attractive, rural villages nestling on the chalk downs. The outward leg makes much use of the Wayfarer's Walk, whilst the return leg uses some of the Test Way. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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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