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Walks – Medium (4-6 miles)

Walking the Knoyles in the footsteps of Sir Christopher Wren

Distance: 5.5 miles (8.8km)
Time: Allow 3 hrs
Terrain: Mostly country lanes with easy gradients, some field paths and tracks, muddy in places. 1 steep off road descent. No stiles.

Description: Discover picturesque East Knoyle, a village steeped in history. It was the birthplace of famous architect Sir Christopher Wren, born in 1632, and who continued living in the village until 1647. Wren designed St Paul’s Cathedral and other famous buildings in London. The village was also visited by Henry VIII during his courtship with his third wife Jane Seymour. Explore the undulating narrow lanes of East and West Knoyle, Saxon churches, a former windmill and enjoy breath-taking views on this outstanding circular walk.

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