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Name on BHS blue bridleway signThree Downs Link

164 km / 102 miles

Hants, W Berkshire, Wilts
A multi-user pan-handle shaped route connecting the two national trails of the South Downs Way and The Ridgeway. However you travel the Three Downs Link you will enjoy mile after mile of open chalk downland, You will cross Watership Down and find yourself going over many iron age hill-forts as you enjoy the superb views from the ridges. The valley sections with rivers, canals and small villages are equally lovely. From Exton in Hampshire the route takes the South Downs Way northeast towards Malborough, turning north and taking a large sweeping circle back towards Newbury before rejoining the outward route to the southeast of Hungerford.


Details:

Path Type
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Waymark: Name on BHS blue bridleway sign
Waymark
Name on BHS blue bridleway sign
Attributes
Challenging; Horse Ride (Multi User); Downland/Wolds; Heath
Start
SU611210 - Exton, Hants
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Finish
SU389610 - Track Junction, Dean Hill, Southeast of Hungerford, Hants
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Open Date
2003

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Highclere Farm  (bookable online)
2 Km
60 Km
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The Fox and Hounds  (bookable online)
3 Km
118 Km
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Hilton Newbury North  (bookable online)
2 Km
145 Km
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White Hart Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
146 Km
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Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa  (bookable online)
1 Km
148 Km
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7 Majendie Close  (bookable online)
1 Km
150 Km
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Hilton Newbury Centre  (bookable online)
5 Km
150 Km
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The Vineyard  (bookable online)
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152 Km
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Rookwood Farmhouse  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
152 Km
Other
3 Km
152 Km
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3 Km
155 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Chase Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
158 Km

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Route Profile:

171.4 Km (106.5 miles)
2,601 m (8,533 ft) ascent
291 m (955 ft)  maximum height