Tidcombe Down - Scot's Poor - Hippenscombe Bottom

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Starting at the end-of-the-lane mini-hamlet of Tidcombe - old manor, older church, modern farm, row of cottages, that's it - this walk undulates over two downs and meanders along quiet valleys below. An ideal afternoon's walk for shorter, autumn days but with enough effort needed to keep the lungs working, while enjoying bucolic scenery with huge skies above ... and some good names en route. Tidcombe looks as though it must have some interesting feudal and more recent history but Google failed to find me any; plus swarms of pheasants and rabbits on the way round, deer, plentiful birdlife and a splendid sow on the (walk's) last leg.

England - South England - Wiltshire - North Wessex Downs

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Birds, Great Views, Wildlife, Woodland
03/04/2011 - Mike Stevenson

A very pleasant walk and we did not find it difficult. It took us around 180 minutes with two short breaks. Between points 6 & 7 you leave the official waymarked path and pick it again at point 9, not difficult just turn right through the gate and head out at 45 degrees. At point 14 the farmer has ploughed the field and the path is non-existent, you can either head out towards the telegraph pole on the far side of the field or turn left on either side of the copse and join the road. All in all a good walk and very quiet.