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Hackpen Hill & Overton Down from Avebury
Introduction to Walk 3318

Photo from the walk - Hackpen Hill & Overton Down from Avebury

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Wiltshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Grade - easy/mod

The North Wessex Downs provides some good walking terrain and this extended route from Avebury takes you onto the downs to follow a section of the Ridgeway. 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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