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A walk with far reaching views from the top of the hill to the Isle of Wight.
St Catherine's hill is a 35 hectare area of heathland and coniferous forest. It is part of a ridge between the Avon and Stour valleys. It is a nature reserve and SSSI. The hill is home to the Dartford warbler and sand lizard among a large number of important wildlife species.
Humans hsve visited the hill since the Bronze age. The military have used the area since at least Roman times. It served as a training ground for troops during both world wars and was the site of a nuclear bunker during the Cold war.
This walk is a mixture of narrow paths, wide paths and there are areas of tree roots, the path along the top of the hill narrows for a short time.
There are a couple of hills to increase the intensity.
A very pretty walk. This walk will have several stops to admire the scenery.
Coffee after if wanted at The Bunker cafe.
Please park opposite The Bunker cafe. Excellent coffee/cake/snacks . Toilets in cafe. Good butcher.
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