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MARKET LAVINGTON TO GORE CROSS

Waypoint Map Reference Bearing to next waypoint
START SU 0159 5422 176

WP1

SU 0163 5395

203

WP2 SU 0159 5383 145
WP3 SU 0223 5305 220
WP4 SU 0880 5116 353
WP5 SU 0850 5131 323
WP6 SU 0277 5198 327
WP7 ST 9950 5302 28
WP8 ST 9994 5403 51
WP9 SU 0210 5428 70
WP10 SU0650 5448 115
WP11 SU 0126 5425 45
WP12 SU 0138 5438 131
START SU 0159 5422 -
General:- This 5.9 mile circular route has a steep hill at the start but after that it's easy going. It takes you up to the edge of Salisbury Plain and it gives a good idea of how much the Plain acts as a barrier to the southern half of the County. Much of the Plain is used by the army for warfare training so few roads cross it. This isolation has caused some resentment amongst the residents of Salisbury and some feel they would be better served if they were part of Dorset. If you look at the map on the "Wiltshire page" you can see how few walks there are in the bottom right hand section.

Market Lavington has nothing special to mention except it's atmosphere, it's seems "a nice place to live". The residents take obvious pride in their community, it's well cared for, there are real shops (a butchers!), people seem happy living there. So although there is nothing dramatic about this walk you return with a nice relaxed feeling that's very much to the credit of the Market Lavington residents.

GPS length 5.6 miles. IF YOU ARE USING A GPS MAKE SURE YOU ENTER THE CORRECT LETTERS IN THE MAP REFERENCE PREFIX, THEY CHANGE DURING THIS ROUTE.

How to get there:- Park at the Market Place car park @ SU0159 5422. From the A360 turn off onto B3098 at Littleton Panell SU0011 5379 and after 0.9 miles car park is on the left. Alternatively, From the A342 turn off near Wedhampton at SU0606 5735 onto B3098 and carpark is on right after 3.8 miles.