Stour Valley Way

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The Stour Valley Way is a 64-mile (103 km) long-distance footpath mostly in Dorset, England from Stourton to Hengistbury Head.

The path uses public rights of way and permitted paths to follow the course of the River Stour. It passes through the towns of Wimborne and Gillingham, and the villages of Stourton, Bourton, Silton, Milton-on-Stour, Ecclife, West Stour, Stour Provost, Fifehead Magdalen, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Child Okeford, Stourpaine, Bryanston, Blandford St. Mary, Charlton Marshall, Shapwick, Oakley, Canford Magna, Knighton, Dudsbury and Holdenhurst.

There are ferry crossings between Hengistbury Head and Christchurch town quay or Mudeford Quay.

The path has two alternative sections which can be used to form circular walks: one to the south west of Wimborne, and the other to the south west of Hurn Airport.

The footpath is waymarked. As of June 2005 many of the waymark arrows on the section between Bear Cross and Longham are pointing in the wrong directions.

This route is shown as a series of coloured diamonds on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 maps.

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