North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The North Wessex Downs is a unique and spectacular landscape that includes tranquil open downland, ancient woodland and chalk streams in the centre of southern England.400px-Uffington_White_Horse_and_Dragon_Hill

Our location within the glorious landscape of the North Wessex Downs ensures wonderful walking and cycling within moments of the front door. Directly opposite the house, you will find the old railway line to Marlborough which is now used as scenic track for walkers and cyclists alike. A haven for hikers, our location along the ancient Ridgeway National Trail renders us the perfect respite point for those tackling either a section or the entire length of this 87 mile journey. The Ridgeway can be traversed south via Barbury and Avebury, reaching its conclusion at Stonehenge. Alternatively, you can head east towards Wantage (the birthplace of Alfred the Great in 849) – this route will take you past ancient sites such as Uffington Castle where you can see the beautiful White Horse carved into the hillside.

 

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