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Wessex Heights Walk

124 km / 77 miles

Dorset, Wiltshire
The walk was devised to use some of the less-walked paths over hills, passing several hill forts, with views across eastern Dorset and south Wiltshire. Road walking is kept to a minimum and Salisbury is included in the route.


Path Type
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Challenging; Downland/Wolds; Heritage
SY667885 - Maiden Castle, Dorchester, Dorset
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SU137327 - Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire
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Walking the Wessex Heights (New Forest Ramblers)


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Route Profile:

114.5 Km (71.1 miles)
2,448 m (8,031 ft) ascent
268 m (879 ft)  maximum height