Walking in the North Wessex Downs - 30 walks exploring the AONB

Walking in the North Wessex Downs - 30 walks exploring the AONB

The North Wessex Downs are accessible hills rising above the towns and rural plains of southern England and rolling gently west from Reading and Basingstoke to Swindon and down past Marlborough to Andover. The walks allow you to explore parts of the Ridgeway National Trail, the Kennet and Avon Canal and stunning historic sites such as Avebury, the 3000-year-old Uffington White Horse, impressive Neolithic long barrows and Iron Age hill forts.

Alongside clear route descriptions and OS maps are plenty of details about points of interest, as well as practical information on the area, from public transport links to ideal refreshment stops on each walk. The result is an ideal companion to exploring both the popular and untouched corners of the North Wessex Downs.

Berkshire Downs East

Walk 1 Chapel Row, Bucklebury and Stanford Dingley
Walk 2 Ashampstead and Yattendon
Walk 3 Aldworth
Walk 4 Shillingford, Wittenham Clumps and Dorchester on Thames
Walk 5 Blewbury and the Astons

Lambourn Downs

Walk 6 West Ilsley and Farnborough
Walk 7 Ardington and the Hendreds
Walk 8 Great Shefford, Chaddleworth and East Garston
Walk 9 Lambourn and Eastbury
Walk 10 The Ridgeway and the Letcombe villages
Walk 11 Compton Beauchamp, Woolstone and the Uffington White Horse
Walk 12 Ashbury and Bishopstone

Marlborough Downs

Walk 13 Ramsbury and Littlecote
Walk 14 Mildenhall and the River Kennet
Walk 15 Marlborough and Savernake Forest
Walk 16 Ogbourne St Andrew, Rockley and Barbury Castle
Walk 17 Fyfield Down and the Devilís Den
Walk 18 Avebury

Vale of Pewsey

Walk 19 Cherhill and Oldbury Castle
Walk 20 Heddington, Oliverís Castle, Roundway Down and Morganís Hill
Walk 21 Alton Barnes and the Wansdyke
Walk 22 Knap Hill and Oare
Walk 23 Martinsell Hill and Wootton Rivers
Walk 24 Great Bedwyn and Wilton

North Hampshire Downs

Walk 25 Tidcombe and Hippenscombe Bottom
Walk 26 Inkpen and Walbury Hill
Walk 27 Ashmansworth and Faccombe
Walk 28 St Mary Bourne and the Bourne Valley
Walk 29 Ecchinswell and Ladle Hill
Walk 30 Kingsclere and Hannington


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