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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Third Walk

Extra Walk - Tisbury Circular (via Ludwell and Berwick St. John)
Length: 26.3 km (16.4 miles).
Toughness: 10/10
(Shortcut option: 17.2 km Toughness: 5/10)

This is the penultimate walk in the Tisbury series. This walk is via Ludwell and Berwick St. John (a circular southern loop). Catch the 9:20 from London Waterloo arrives Tisbury 11:06. Return trains xx:01. (For the first outing of this new walk by Thomas, we will be taking the opportunity to check the walk directions.) From the text: "This is one of the furthest and one of the most strenuous SWC daywalks from London. The walk explores parts of the Upper Nadder Valley (also known as the Vale of Wardour) in the south westerly parts of the West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is spectacular walking country with some breathtaking views. Heading west from Tisbury, it initially follows the valley, while never being flat for long, before routing through Wardour Park with its large neoclassical mansion and its romantically ruined 14th century Castle to then bypass the Donheads via a hill crossing and pause for lunch in Ludwell. From lunch it is a long and steady ascent to South Wiltshire’s highest point: Win Green Hill, providing for 360°-views to the coast and the inland valleys. After a stretch along the Cranborne Chase ridge a steep descent into the Chalke Valley is followed by a re-ascent up Berwick Coombe to White Sheet Hill, followed by an exhilarating descent down the escarpment. A few woods, a boggy brook crossing and some smaller copses are followed by the final descent back into Tisbury, a remarkably unspoilt village."  Shortcut option: A Shortcut around lunch cuts 9.1 km (5.7 mi) and the ascent/descent by 267m. This reduces the effort to 5/10. Link to walk directions.


Anonymous said...

Saturday 9 May: Walk 1 = 7/10; Walk 2 = 7/10; Walk 3 = 10/10. Oh dear. Beyond me, I'm afraid.

DAC said...

Intend going.

Fi said...

Would love to join you on this walk but will be workin. Once checked may tackle it with some mates.

Anonymous said...

I'm intending to join this walk.

Mike said...

My printer is being very disobedient. Would you mind bringing a spare copy of pages 5-9 for me please? If you could confirm this by tomorrow pm I'd be grateful!

Thomas G said...

sure will do, no probs

Mike said...

Thomas, no longer necessary, thicko printer is behaving this morning!