Wessex Ridgeway

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Statistics and Files
Start: Marlborough
Distance: 137 miles (221 km)
Grid Ref: SU187685
Climbing: 4,998 metres
Walk time: 58-68 hours
Days: 10-13

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Wessex Ridgeway is a long distance footpath in southwest England. It runs 136 miles from Marlborough in Wiltshire to Lyme Regis in Dorset, via the northern edge of Salisbury Plain and across Cranborne Chase. The footpath was opened in 1994. It is one of four long distance footpaths which, when combined, run from Lyme Regis to Hunstanton in Norfolk and are referred to as the Greater Ridgeway. From the start of the Wessex Ridgeway in Marlborough the route visits Avebury, Devizes, Urchfont, West Lavington, Battlesbury Hill Fort and Scratchbury Hill Fort (Warminster), Cotley Hill Fort, Heytesbury, Corton, Hindon, Old Wardour Castle, Donhead St Andrew, Ashcombe Bottom, Cranbourne Chase, Iwerne Courtney or Shroton, Shillingstone, Rawlsbury Camp, Cerne Abbas, Sydling St Nicholas, Maiden Newton, Rampisham Down, Beaminster, Gerrard's Hill, Lambert's Castle Hill Fort, Coney's Castle Fort and Wooton Fitzpaine before finishing by the south coast in Lyme Regis.

Useful Links:
Wessex Ridgeway Guides
Wessex Way Guide and Map
Footpath Holidays
Sally Jordan's Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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