The Deverills and Horningsham

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 04
2019

7 people attending

18 places left

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£10.00
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10 miles and 1,200' of height gain. highest elevations 900'. Pace medium.

The sleepy villages that make up The Deverills are tucked away in folds of the Wiltshire countryside along the Wyle Valley. Either side the landscape is contorted by time into dramatic chalk downland, and part of the Cranbourne Chase area of Outstanding natural Beauty. Like so much of Wiltshire the area is steeped in history. The former church at Kingston Deverill was dedicated to St Alfred the Great who had marched into the valley of the Deverills in 878, on his way to victory at the Battle of Ethandun. Our walk will explore this little visited area and take us beyond to visit contrasting scenery on the edge of Longleat forest. Here another very different village - Horningsham, there's a large stone pub which will provide a welcome half way break.
Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following:
Please appreciate the fact that not everyone is a dog owner or lover- especially when we stop to eat
Please ensure you adhere to the Countryside Code at all times - see (Keeping Dogs Under Effective Control)
If your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour
We cannot guarantee that this route is dog friendly - there may be styles to carry your dog across.
Your dog needs to have the stamina to keep up with the group. This may be an issue on hot days.

 

Location

51.132337646749, -2.2211861934693