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Three Downs Link

Sabrina Way Logo The Three Downs Link is a new addition to the National Bridleroute Network, developed by Brenda Wickham for The British Horse Society and partner local authorities.

The Three Downs Link passes through the chalk downland of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Hampshire, joining together the two National Trails of The Ridgeway and The South Downs Way.

Status: Opened 26 Sep 03.
A leaflet covering the route, and an accommodation list, are available from The British Horse Society in return for 2 and your donation to the Ride UK project. Cheques should be made payable to 'The British Horse Society'. Write to:
Access Department (Three Downs Link)
The British Horse Society
Stoneligh Deer Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ

Route Outline

Ordnance Survey
This paths and tracks making up this route can be seen on the following Ordnance Survey maps.
  • Landranger Map 174: Newbury & Wantage, Hungerford & Didcot
  • Landranger Map 185: Winchester & Basingstoke; Andover & Romsey
  • Explorer Map 132: Winchester, New Alresford & East Meon
  • Explorer Map 144: Basingstoke, Alton and Whitchurch
  • Explorer Map 157: Marlborough & Savernake Forest
  • Explorer Map 158: Newbury and Hungerford
  • Explorer Map 170: Abingdon, Wantage & Vale of White Horse

    Where to stay
    A useful book entitled Bed and Breakfast for Horses which lists places to keep a horse overnight can be purchased from The British Horse Society. An accommodation list is available with the leaflet, from The British Horse Society (see above).

    The Three Downs Link was devised by Brenda Wickham of The British Horse Society. The leaflets were produced in association with The Countryside Agency, Hampshire County Council, West Berkshire Council, Wiltshire County Council, and the South East England Development Agency. Printing and design was by Buckinghamshire County Council.

    © 2003 The British Horse Society Created: 3 Oct 03.
    Reference: NR-3DL