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Watership Down

This walk starts in Kingsclere and continues towards Bishops Hill. The path passes White Hill and The Warren on the way to Watership Down. It’s a beautiful area with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and the Sydmonton Court estate.  The estate consists of a 16th century Tudor manor house and is home to the summer arts Sydmonton Festival. This walk finishes at the Watership Down Hill summit but you could extend the route by heading north along public footpaths to Sydmonton. If you continue west along the Wayfarer’s Walk then you will pass the wonderful Highclere Castle. The house is famous as the location of period drama ‘Downton Abbey’. It is surrounded by a 5000-acre estate with nice walking trails to try.

Less than a mile away to the west is Ladle Hill where you will find a well-preserved hill fort.

Distance:

  • 13.8 km
  • 3 hrs 18 mins

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