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MWW in green on white arrow discsMid Wilts Way


109 km / 68 miles
Recently extended out to the Berkshire border, yet never straying outside the Wiltshire county border, the new Mid Wilts Way (MWW), researched and designed by James Alsop from Wiltshire College, Trowbridge, is a 68-mile route that takes in some of Wiltshire's finest countryside and downland areas and could be walked in either direction.

At its eastern end the walk starts/finishes in the attractive village of Ham, located just to the south of Hungerford, and at the western end finishes close to the Dorset border in the heart of the pretty village of Mere; the Angel Corner Cafe serving as the ideal spot to contemplate what has been achieved or what lies ahead.

In all eleven villages lie on the route providing accommodation and refreshment, the nine others going east to west being Wilton, Wootton Rivers, Oare, Seend Cleeve, Keevil, Steeple Ashton, Bratton, Upton Scudamore, Horningham and Kingston Deverill. The walking is varied with extended open downland stretches on the ancient ridgeways of the Wansdyke over Tan Hill, passing burial mounds and white horses, as well as over easier terrain on the Kennett and Avon Canal with the interesting Caen Hill lock flight, and some lovely vale walking skirting below the western fringes of Salisbury Plain.

The book covers the original 55-mile route from Wootton Rivers to Mere, but the extension to start at Ham is waymarked. The route is coincident in significant sections with the Wansdyke Path (with information on the earthwork on the weblink on that route's page), the Wessex Ridgeway and with the White Horse Trail that provides a link to the start of the Ridgeway National Trail. The road section between Dunge (ST543898) and Bratton (ST528910) has since been downgraded to an alternative route and the main route here is now coincident with the White Horse Trail.

Down-loadable outline route descriptions are provided free on the website below - the route is waymarked. Train services run to towns near to the route at Hungerford, Pewsey, Melksham, Westbury and Warminster.


Waymark: MWW in green on white arrow discs
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: MWW in green on white arrow discs
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SU330630 - Ham, Wiltshire View on StreetMap
Finish: ST812323 - Mere, Wiltshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2007
Web Sites: Mid Wilts Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Mid-Wilts Way  (Ex Libris Press  - 2007 )
Leaflet - PDF Mid Wilts Way directions East to West  (Tim Lewis  - 2019 ) Download File
Leaflet - PDF Mid Wilts Way directions West to East  (Tim Lewis  - 2019 ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 173, 174, 183, 184
OS Landranger Active 173, 174, 183, 184
OS Explorer 143, 156, 157, 158
OS Explorer Active 143, 156, 157, 158

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Route Profile:

109.0 km (67.7 miles)
1,798 m (5,899 ft) ascent
284 m (932 ft)  maximum height

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