Stoughton Down, Up Marden, North Marden and East Marden

This is a 7 mile circular walk on which you will come across magnificent views and 3 ancient churches in idyllic rural settings – Up Marden, North Marden and East Marden. 

The terrain is hilly with a variety of fields, woodland, open downland and quiet lanes. 

Start: Stoughton Down Car Park, east of Stoughton. GA 814126 OS Explorer 120.

  Nearest postcode is PO18 9JG, but this is a rural area so may not pinpoint the start with much precision.

The Walk: The detailed walking instructions, together with some information about the architecture and history of each of the churches,  can be found here. 

Shorter alternatives: There is a footpath that cuts across from Up Marden to East Marden. This means you could split the walk into two shorter circular ones of about 4 miles each. For the northern one there is space for parking by North Marden church.