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The Wessex Ridgeway

On White Horse Hill, on the Wessex RidgewayThe Wessex Ridgeway is around 138 miles long and connects Marlborough in Wiltshire to Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast. At Avebury the path connects to the Ridgeway Path. These two paths, along with the Icknield Way and Peddars Way, form the Greater Ridgeway.
The Wessex Ridgeway passes through beautiful Wiltshire and Dorset countryside, and for most of the walk there is plenty of choice of lunchtime and evening stopping places.
Not only do we show you where to find Wessex Ridgeway accommodation and places at which to eat and drink (click in table below), but we show the guidebooks and maps required, and make them available to buy online.

Wessex Ridgeway Accommodation

Along the Wessex RidgewayAs mentioned above, there is plenty of Wessex Ridgeway accommodation along the route. We have split these into
Hotels & Inns and Bed & Breakfast. Guest Houses are included with Bed & Breakfast. While we realise many guest house accommodation is better than some hotels, in order to avoid confusion we have opted for the simpler option. We have used the term `inn' in its proper meaning of a pub which provides accommodation rather than just a romantic term for a pub.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome Wessex Ridgeway accommodation recommendations.

Wessex Ridgeway Restaurants and Pubs

The Avebury Stone Circle, on the Wessex RidgewayWe have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants along the Wessex Ridgeway, but restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. We have provided information, where known, of pubs serving real ale and/or food, and if they are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. We would be grateful for any updates and additions to our pubs and restaurants lists.

Wessex Ridgeway Guidebooks & Maps

Wessex Ridgeway guidebookWessex Ridgeway mapsWe have made it very easy to find the books and maps required for your walk. Please click on the Guidebook or Map image to be taken to the relevant guidebooks and maps for the Wessex
Ridgeway, and the option of buying them online

Wessex Ridgeway Mileages and Services Table

Please click on a location to open the page displaying accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
NOTE: Figures after the `+' sign indicates miles off route

Marlborough - Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,CG,Bus
Avebury Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,Bus
Heddington 13½ + ¾ PH
Devizes 16½ Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,Bus
Urchfont 22 PH
Market Lavington 25¼ Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,Bus
West Lavington 26¾ Accommodation (H),R,PH,Bus
Erlestoke 31¼ + 1 Accommodation (B&B),PH
Edington 32¼ + 1 R,PH
Bratton 35 + 1 Accommodation (B&B),R,PH,Bus
Westbury 37 + 1¼ Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,Train,Bus
Upton Scudamore 38¼ + 1 Accommodation (Inn,B&B),R,PH
Warminster 40½ + ½ Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,Train,Bus
Heytesbury 47¼ Accommodation (B&B),R,PH,Bus
Upton Lovell 49¼ + ¾ Accommodation (Inn),PH,Bus
Corton 49½ Accommodation (Inn),PH,Bus
Hindon 55½ Accommodation (Inn),R,PH,Bus
East Knoyle 57 + 1 Accommodation (B&B),PH
Donhead St Andrew 63¾ R,PH
Ludwell 65¾ Accommodation (Inn),PH
Tollard Royal 70¾ Accommodation (Inn),R,PH
Ashmore 73 Accommodation (B&B)
Iwerne Courtney 79 R,PH
Shillingstone 82½ Accommodation (B&B),PH
Ibbertson 85½ PH
Sydling St Nicholas 102 Accommodation (Inn),R,PH
Maiden Newton 104½ R,PH,Train,Bus
Beaminster 115½ Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,CG,Bus
Marshwood 131 PH
Lyme Regis 138 Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,Bus,Sea


B&B Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
C Camping
CG Camping and Rambling Gear Shop
H Hotel or Inn Accommodation
PH Pub or Bar
R Restaurant, Bar Meal or Tea Shop
YHA Youth Hostel

Wessex Ridgeway Wikis and Forums

We have added Wikis and Forums for those wishing to place or gain additional information or opinion on the various aspects of the Wessex Ridgeway long-distance footpath: Wessex Ridgeway Wikis and Forums.

Wessex Ridgeway Public Transport

We have included, wherever known, information at the relevant Wessex Ridgeway location pages. In addition, the following is very useful for the Avebury to Erlestoke section:

Wessex Ridgeway Photographs Etc

We want to display as many photographs as possible of the Wessex Ridgeway, and there is always room for your photographs and walk logs - just email them to us. Alternatively, if you have them online you can send us the link.


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