Route: The Octagon Way

Submitted by John Weddell on Sun, 08/21/2022 - 08:48am
United Kingdom
24.51 km
Vertical Gain
1,346 ft

The Octagon Parish is made up of eight villages with churches: Stansted, Racton, Stoughton, East Marden, North Marden, Compton and Forestside and two villages without churches: West Marden and Walderton. Blessed with wonderful walks and and fine views down to the south coast, its small ancient downland churches are noted for their spiritual peace and tranquility, some dating back to the saxon times.
To mark the Diamond jubilee, the Octagon decided to establish a long circular route using existing footpaths and bridleways to link all the footpatha together. This is called the Octagon way and is just over 15 miles long.
Trail runners will enjoy this route due to its mix of terrain over open fields, forrest, with plenty of runnable hills.

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