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Wayland's Smithy, Ashdown House and Ashbury
Introduction to Walk 2410

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Oxfordshire

Author - North Wessex Downs AONB

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 4 hours 20 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Oxfordshire walk explores a section of the Ridgeway, which is believed to be Europe's oldest road. In addition the route includes views of Ashdown House and visits the pretty village of Ashbury.


 

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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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