Win Green & Tollard Royal

A walk from Wiltshire's highest point and through the villages of Tollard Royal and Berwick St James

Technical sheet
No. 1765115
A Donhead St. Mary walk posted on 04/02/19 by heavy_pete. Update : 03/05/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h05[?]
Distance Distance : 9.44mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 873ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 863ft
Highest point Highest point : 902ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 374ft
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Donhead St. Mary
Starting point Starting point : N 50.983504° / W 2.111846°
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Access : Park at car park at head of rough track. Head through gate at top of car park, sign-posted Wessex Way.

(1) Path enters private woodland and is well sign-posted through private estate.

(2) Where path splits, follow sign-post for Tollard Royal.

(3) On reaching Tollard Royal, immediately take sharp left and double-back on well-defined track, sign-posted Win Green.

(4) On reaching main road, there is the option to continue following track back to carpark for a shorter walk. For longer walk leave track onto road.

(5) Cross road and pick-up bridleway on RHS. Follow this downhill into Berwick St James.

(6) On reaching the village, turn left and follow road through village, passing church & pub on left.

(7) Turn to the right

(8) On leaving the village, take first bridleway on right after house, following uphill track.

(9) Turn right, where track meets Ox Drove.

(10) Follow Ox Drove, then road to rejoin the track to the car park.

(11) Look for gate on left leading to Win Green summit & trig point.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 853ft
1 : mi 0.55 - alt. 551ft
2 : mi 1.77 - alt. 394ft
3 : mi 2.5 - alt. 374ft
4 : mi 4.33 - alt. 804ft
5 : mi 4.42 - alt. 791ft
6 : mi 5.27 - alt. 554ft
7 : mi 5.41 - alt. 538ft
8 : mi 6.13 - alt. 456ft
9 : mi 7.24 - alt. 814ft
10 : mi 8.32 - alt. 804ft
11 : mi 9.04 - alt. 784ft
D/A : mi 9.44 - alt. 853ft

Useful Information

Bridleways can be muddy after rain/snow.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Great views from Win Green

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.17/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5

on Mon 16 Aug 2021 14:10:15 CEST

Global average : 3.33 / 5

Date of walk : 11/08/21
Description quality : Good
Easiness to follow the route : Average
Walk interest : Average

A good varied circular walk. Some of the junctions were tricky ... be careful not to go as far as the road in Tollard Royal or you risk missing the sharp turn back (nearly 180 degrees) to Win Green. In Berwick James go right through the village, past the priory as well as the church and pub (closed on Wednesdays!). No mobile signal in this village to check you are on track.

on Mon 05 Apr 2021 11:05:59 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 05/04/21
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

A superb walk in every way challenging in some areas.

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