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Letters WW on green arrow with nameWayfarer's Walk

114 km / 71 miles

Hampshire, W Berkshire
A walk linking the mud flats along the coast with the highest downland in southern England, following tracks used by shepherds driving their sheep to fairs. Initially coincident with the Solent Way, the Walk crosses the chalk ridge of Portsdown, the Meon Valley and goes through the villages of Hinton Amper and Dummer before climbing to become a ridgeway walk over Watership Down and Walbury Hill. The end on Inkpen Beacon meets the Test Way.

A local walker, Dr R G Bennets, has now made available a detailed route description which is available as a download, see below.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters WW on green arrow with name
Letters WW on green arrow with name
Average Gradients; Downland/Wolds
SU749055 - Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club, Emsworth, Hampshire
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SU365622 - Inkpen Beacon, W Berkshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Wayfarer's Walk (Hampshire County Council - 2012)
Route Description - PDF
Wayfarer's Walk (Dr R G Bennetts - 2010)
Download File
Walkers' Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)


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Highclere Farm  (bookable online)
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Route Profile:

113.8 Km (70.7 miles)
1,871 m (6,138 ft) ascent
291 m (955 ft)  maximum height