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Wessex Ridgeway Farm Paths

Stretching over 18km (12 miles), the Wessex Ridgeway Farm Walks provide a rare opportunity to explore the fascinating area around Bookham, Alton Pancras, Buckland Newton and Plush. Find out more, through waymarked routes and local information points, about each farm, the wildlife, landscape and local history. You can also find out about the time and energy put in to enhance and conserve the wildlife, whilst producing quality food for the nation. The high points of the walks are a hide with a difference and the recently renovated chapel at Lyscombe Farm.

Milton Abbas Heritage Hike

This 3½-mile (5-km) Milton Abbas Heritage Hike starts and finishes in quaint and picturesque Milton Abbas. This village was designed around 1780 by famous landscape designer Capability Brown who helped to plan the layout of the village, surrounding gardens and woods. As well as the village, the route also takes in St Catherine's Chapel and magnificent views of Milton Abbey and Milton Abbey School, previously a monastery and a stately home. You also pass the lake, site of the former village of Middleton that was destroyed and parts moved to the main village of Milton Abbas.

Shillingstone Village Trail

A copy of the Shillingstone Village Trail can be obtain from the Village Shop in Shillingstone.

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