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Walking Close to Shaftesbury

Walking Close to Shaftesbury

by: Clive Brown
Shaftesbury is situated at a height of 718ft and is well known for Gold Hill, the steep cobbled street lined with cottages featured in the iconic television advertisement for Hovis bread showing a boy labouring up the hill pushing a grocery bicycle. Other high points close to the town are the summit of Duncliffe Wood and Melbury Hill two miles south of Shaftsbury. The town of Gillingham has a Stone Age barrow nearby and traces have been found of Roman settlements.

This guide is one of an extensive series of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are simple and detailed and include clear pencil drawn sketch maps.

This guide describes ten varied and interesting circular routes in the countryside close to Shaftesbury and Gillingham. The distances vary between 4 and 7 miles,

The walk locations are:
Win Green (NT), Ludwell and and Elliott's Shed - 5.75 miles
East Stour and Duncliffe Wood - 6 miles
Donhead St Andrew and Old Wardour Castle - 4.5 miles
Berwick St Johns and Winkelbury Hill - 5.75 miles
Pimperne and Handcock's Bottom - 7 miles
Gillingham and King's Court - 4.5 miles
Shaftesbury and Windwhistle Corner - 4.5 miles
Compton Abbas and Fontmell Down - 4.25 miles
Win Green and Ashcombe Park - 5.5 miles
Ashmore and Halfpenny Lane - 5 miles

ISBN 9781907669750 Pages 24 (2013 reprinted 2016) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.20