Walks from the Crown & Anchor
Three village walks of less than 2 miles.
From 2 to 5 miles.
Up to 9 miles.
To outlying towns and villages.
Even the short village walks can involve muddy tracks, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear, and waterproofs if rain threatens.
All of the routes follow legal paths and by-ways, many of them historic. It is important that we follow simple practices while walking: closing gates, not leaving litter, making sure our dogs are kept away from livestock and game – if in any doubt, put on a lead – and keeping to paths, especially on arable farmland. Be aware that ticks are prevalent in this area.
Observing these rules, and using common sense, helps preserve the pleasure of walking through open country for future generations.
LONG DISTANCE FOOTPATHS NEARBY
Mid Wilts Way (68 Miles)
From Ham to the Dorset border in the heart of the pretty village of Mere.
Wayfarers Walk (70 Miles)
From near Combe Gibbet on the highest downland in southern England, following ridgeway tracks used by shepherds driving their flocks to fairs over Walbury Hill and Watership Down.
Crosses the chalk ridge of Portsdown, the Meon Valley and through the villages of Hinton Amper and Dummer before reaching coastal mud flats.
Test Way (44 Miles)
Begins on the Wayfarer’s Walk at Inkpen Beacon on the crest of the chalk downs near Combe Gibbet. Follows a disused railway through lowland farm and woodland, then along the Test Valley to Eling Wharf on the outskirts of Southampton.
Kennet And Avon Canal Walk (76 miles)
Linking the Thames at Reading with the Avon at Bath, and the Thames Path to the Cotswold Way. Follows the canal through Thatcham, Hungerford, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath.
Ridgeway (87 miles)
A route used since prehistoric times that passes through ancient landscapes of downland, secluded valleys and woodland.
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