Wessex Ridgeway

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Wessex Ridgeway near Minterne Magna

The Wessex Ridgeway is a long-distance footpath in southwest England. It runs 136 miles (219 km) from Marlborough in Wiltshire to Lyme Regis in Dorset, via the northern edge of Salisbury Plain and across Cranborne Chase. The footpath was opened in 1994.

At Marlborough, the footpath meets the Ridgeway National Trail which continues into Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Two further long-distance footpaths extend to Hunstanton in Norfolk; together, the four paths are referred to as the Greater Ridgeway.


External links[edit]

  • "Wessex Ridgeway". Long Distance Walkers Association. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  • "Wessex Ridgeway". Travel Dorset. Dorset County Council. Retrieved 25 August 2016.

Coordinates: 51°16′N 2°3.2′W / 51.267°N 2.0533°W / 51.267; -2.0533