Activity: Christmas WALX 3 - Foraging in Woods and Ridgeway

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WALX Wessex

Walk Description:

Christmas WALX 3 - Foraging for Christmas Wreaths


Today`s Walk: Today we are at Fyfield Downs for a moderate walk across the Marlborough Downs - 6.5 miles - taking in Totterdown Woods towards Rockley and Temple Bottom and then back along the Ridgeway and the Valley of the Stones. 

This walk is a moderate walk and is open to non-polers. If you would like to try poles please contact me in advance to arrange to borrow some of our strapless activiator poles. 

There are no facilities on this walk so please bring a drink and snack for a mid walk break.

Length and Grade: A 6.5 mile walk - with undulations. LOnger walk so bring plenty of water, snacks for a mid walk break.

Location: Start at the car park at the top of Downs Lane. Leaving Marlborough on the westbound A4 turn right towards Manton House and Hollow. Follow the lane for a mile and turn into the car park at the top of the lane on the left. It is behind the trees - bridleway sign is visible. If you end up at some large gates then you have gone too far.

Notes: There are no facilites on this walk so please bring a picnic for a mid walk break where we can sit and take in the views (weather permitting). There maybe livestock which we will re-route around if we need to and maybe some mud or overgrown paths.

We can drive into Marlborough after for a coffee at one of the many cafes.


Location Notes:

The car park (known as Gravel Hill car park on Google Maps) is found by turning right off the A4 on the Marlborough to Calne rd just after the Manton turn off - signposted Manton House and Hollow. Follow road for about a mile. The road turns sharply left and then turns to right. Just before the right hand turn is a BYWAY sign on the left - turn here and the car park is just to right behind the trees Please do not leave valuables in your car at this location.