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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: 28.43 km
Difficulty Level: 3/5 - Medium
Uploaded by: admin
Date: 01/05/2022
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Overall rating: 5 (593 vote(s))

Aberfeldy latitude 56.619644° N Longitude -3.8647826° E Depending on which direction you choose, there is a stiff climb out of Aberfeldy on the A826, but of course this is rewarded by a long long downhill walk to Dunkeld! Take care as this route uses two A roads, the A826 and the A822 between Aberfeldy and Dunkeld. The walk is about 17 miles, you need to be fairly fit and allow a full day, take a great packed lunch, as well as spare batteries for your camera. Be prepared for all sorts of weather, so good equipment is a must, as is an Ordnance Survey map. Setting off from the centre of Dunkeld, you'll pass over the River Tay on the historic Telford Bridge. Take the A9 heading towards Inver and the lovely Hermitage. From the Hermitage follow the path that takes you to Strathbraan, up into the hills past the Griffin Windfarm, delightful Loch Kennard, then finally back down into Strathtay, the last mile or so following the river back into Aberfeldy.

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