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Walks – Medium (4-6 miles)

Semley to the Donheads

Distance: 5.5 miles (8.8km)
Time: Allow 3 hrs
Terrain: Field path, tracks and quiet lanes with a number of steep gradients, could be wet in places. 1 stile.

Description: The intriguing name of ‘Donhead’ is believed to derive from the Saxon word meaning ‘Head of the Downs’. From the peaceful village of Semley, explore the picturesque landscape of the pretty thatched villages of Donhead St Andrew and Donhead St Mary, both nestled between a maze of quiet meandering lanes, steep hills, ancient woodland and enchanting views. Discover which village has a fascinating connection with the United States of America.

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