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Ashley Down to Thorn Down

A very hot day, with little breeze and clouds of flies along the whole route. Some good views from the chalk downs we walked along, somewhat restricted by the haze in the air. Lots of wildlife out today, with many Red Kites spotted, Buzzard, two deer, a huge hare and many rabbits and squirrels. A good day on the whole although the path is too overgrown in places and I ended the day with legs buzzing from nettle stings.

Walk Details

Date: 2013-07-13

Start: Ashley Down    Finish: Thorn Down

Distance: 12.6 mls, 20.28 km

Height Gain: 1000 ft, 304.8 m

Start Time: 07:40    End Time: 12:00

Duration: 04:20

Ave Speed: 2.9 mph

Region: Southern England

Route Description: Ashley Down, Ham Hill, Gallows Down, Walbury Hill, Pilot Hill, Ox Drove, Upper Woodcott Down, Thorn Down

Parking Grid Ref: SU 31413 61172

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Walking with: Alex Watson

Long Distance Path: Wayfarer's Walk

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Hills on this Walk

2906 - Walbury Hill (974 ft)

5461 - Pilot Hill (938 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP4107 - Inkpen Hill (Good condition)

TP0302 - Inkpen (Slightly damaged condition)

TP5448 - Pilot (Good condition)

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Walk Name: Shutlingsloe & Croker Hill

Date: 2013-07-11
Distance: 11.0 mls, 17.70 km
Height Gain: 2200 ft, 914.4 m

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Walk Name: Bleaklow Stones

Date: 2013-07-17
Distance: 13.5 mls, 21.73 km
Height Gain: 2100 ft, 640.1 m