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BECKHAMPTON to WANSDYKE
At waypoint 5 the route diverts onto a new path created by DEFRA ( Department for Environment, Farming & Rural Affairs) to protect archaeological remains at the Wansdyke junction a little further on. I have no idea what they are protecting, if anyone knows the true reason I would be interested to hear.
As you climb up the Wansdyke from waypoint 6 you will see piles of chalk on the ditch walls where badgers have dug their sets, I am amazed how much they can move.
I (GPS length 9.49 miles).
How to get there: Park in signposted car park on south side of A4 3/4 mile west of Beckhampton roundabout.