Mid Wilts Way

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109 km / 68 miles

Extended out to the Berkshire border, the Mid Wilts Way (MWW), researched and designed by James Alsop from Wiltshire College, Trowbridge, is a 68-mile route that takes in some of Wiltshire’s finest countryside and downland areas and can be walked in either direction.

At its eastern end the walk starts/finishes in the attractive village of Ham, located just to the south of Hungerford, and at the western end finishes close to the Dorset border in the heart of the pretty village of Mere.

The walking is varied with extended open downland stretches on the ancient ridgeways of the Wansdyke over Tan Hill, passing burial mounds and white horses, as well as over easier terrain on the Kennett and Avon Canal with the interesting Caen Hill lock flight, and some lovely vale walking skirting below the western fringes of Salisbury Plain.

The route uses in parts the Wansdyke Path, the Wessex Ridgeway and the White Horse Trail which provides a link to the start of the Ridgeway National Trail. 

Down-loadable outline route descriptions are provided free on this link and a hard copy book is also available.