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Letters WW on green arrow with nameWayfarer's Walk

114 km / 71 miles

Hants, 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 Drummer 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
SU749055 - Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club, Emsworth, Hants
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SU365622 - Inkpen Beacon, W Berkshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Along and Around the Wayfarer's Walk (Hampshire County Council - 1993)
Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Wayfarer's Walk (Hampshire County Council)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Willowbrook Riding Centre  (bookable online)
4 Km
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24 Km
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Highclere Farm  (bookable online)
2 Km
106 Km

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GPS Exchange Format Route File
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Route Desc (PDF)
Tracklogs Route file

Route Profile:

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