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Dowsborough Fort from Holford
Introduction to Walk 3412

Photo from the walk - Dowsborough Fort from Holford

Region - Quantock Hills

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Peter Lane

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - easy/mod

An energetic short Somerset walk in the Quantocks AONB with some historic landmarks and spectacular scenery. The walk visits the high vantage point of Dowsborough Fort and the sinister Dead Woman's Ditch. You may well encounter some wild horses on the hills too. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

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