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Downton offers some great outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy. It is located 6 miles south of Salisbury and just outside of the New Forest National Park. Downton is a prominent historic Wiltshire community that dates back to the 12th century. A thriving town with its own schools, supermarkets, pubs and businesses as well as a village hall and recreation grounds that include a football pitch, bowling green, and a leisure centre with a gym and tennis courts, it is home to a number of different nationalities. It is estimated that there are around 20 organisations and groups in the hamlet, in addition to a well-known village band. More than 20,000 people attend the Cuckoo Fair every year. The fair, which has over 250 craft and other stalls, along with live music, dancing, and other entertainment, attracts over 20,000 visitors each year. The hamlet is also known for its fishing, as well as for its award-winning local brewery and as a starting point for exploring the River Avon and the New Forest region.

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Track length: 108.1 km
Difficulty Level: 3/5 - Medium
Uploaded by: admin
Date: 13/04/2022
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Overall rating: 6 (563 vote(s))

Located between Fort William, in the south-west, and Inverness, in the north-east, this magnificent 79-mile (127-kilometer) path is well-marked with information. Taking in sections of Thomas Telford's historic Caledonian Canal, the route begins (or ends) in Fort William, which lies in the shadow of Britain's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, and passes over the country's most significant geological fault before arriving in Inverness, the Highlands' administrative centre.

A walk along the Great Glen Path is suitable for walkers of all abilities and experience levels, and it may be completed in 4–7 days with overnight stops in the many settlements along the route. Due to the fact that it is mainly flat and follows canal towpaths, forest trails, and roads, it is an excellent choice for families with little children. There are some hard portions, though, and the more experienced hiker may want to consider climbing one of the Munros or Corbetts that are immediately accessible from the trail.

Enjoy the vistas from this low-level yet demanding long distance route that has a variety of wildlife. Keep a look out for osprey, golden eagle, red kite, pine marten, and deer as you take in the scenery.

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