Area: Wiltshire

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Kennet/

Category:Kennet
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The Category Kennet is a subset of Wiltshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Kennet which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/North-Wiltshire/

Category:North Wiltshire
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The Category North Wiltshire is a subset of Wiltshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with North Wiltshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/North-Wiltshire/

Category:North Wiltshire
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The following North Wiltshire Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Cricklade - Walkers Are Welcome

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Salisbury/

Category:Salisbury
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The Category Salisbury is a subset of Wiltshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Salisbury which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Swindon/

Category:Swindon
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The Category Swindon is a subset of Wiltshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Swindon which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/West-Wiltshire/

Category:West Wiltshire
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The Category West Wiltshire is a subset of Wiltshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with West Wiltshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.amesburywalkers.org

Category:Salisbury
Overview

'Series walks are designed so that they may be completed at your own pace.  We do not all go out together in one big group but each walker has a copy of the route and is able to start at any time and walk at their own speed.  This has the advantage that quicker walkers are not held up by a slower pace, and vice-versa.  It does not mean that walkers go off by themselves as there is always a group that will walk at your own pace.'

www.walkbradfordonavon.org

Category:West Wiltshire
Overview

'Bradford on Avon boasts some spectacular natural scenery together with fascinating architecture. Come and walk around here and we are sure you'll be inspired!'

www.bromhamwiltshire.org/the-village/4584197583

Category:Kennet
Overview

'There are some excellent walks around the village and its surroundings, detailed in a booklet developed by the Bromham Footpaths Group. This is a band of dedicated walkers who meet every Thursday morning and spend a couple of hours exploring and re-visiting our byways and footpaths before returning to a local hostelry for tales of derring-do!'

www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'Walking Routes ... Rights of Way ... Walking Groups'

www.corsham.gov.uk/town/corshamforwalking.php

Category:West Wiltshire
Overview

Corsham is a Wonderful Place to Walk 'An historic market town, Corsham is surrounded by beautiful countryside ... In March 2014, Corsham was awarded Walkers are Welcome status. This means that the town is not only a wonderful place to walk, it’s also welcoming to walkers, particularly after a long day’s wandering, with a great mix of pubs and restaurants ready to offer food and drink and a relaxing atmosphere.'

edingtonwiltshire.org.uk/visiting-the-area-2/walks/

Category:West Wiltshire
Overview

'Edington is situated on the northern escarpment of Salisbury Plain ... It is surrounded by very attractive countryside which offers an excellent variety of footpaths, many of which offer spectacular views from Salisbury Plain.'

www.wiltshirewildlife.org/langford-lakes

Category:Salisbury
Overview

'The Reserve has a relaxing atmosphere with good level paths and you can enjoy watching wildfowl from five hides overlooking the lakes. You may even see some rarities, such as osprey. Residents include kingfisher, water rail and gadwall. In spring watch for great-crested grebes shaking their heads in courtship. Reed warbler, waders and terns drop in on their summer migration. As winter advances shoveler and wigeon join the other ducks present all year round and occasionally the endangered and secretive bittern pays a visit.'

Description from

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

www.ldwa.org.uk/wiltshire

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'We organise walks throughout Wiltshire and regularly venture into Gloucestershire and Somerset. We are particularly pleased to see new members, making every effort to make them feel at home, and hopefully take an active part in the group ... Throughout the year we generally walk on the first Sunday of the month, starting at 9am prompt, and generally cover around 18 to 20 miles ... Our midweek walks take place on the third Thursday of every month and are between 12 and 16 miles. These walks start at 9.30am ...'

www.lydiardpark.org.uk

Category:Swindon
Size (acreage)260
Overview

'Lydiard Park is open every day from 7.30 am to dusk (except Christmas Day). There are 260 acres of historic landscape with lawns, woodlands, lakes and pasture. Wide, accessible paths criss-cross the site making it a great location for a walk, run, jog or bike ride.'

Description from

Swindon Borough Council

www.northwessexdowns.org.uk/about-us/our-aonb.html

Category:North Wiltshire
Overview

'Located in the south of England, in an area covering 668 sq miles between Reading and Swindon to the East and North, and Andover and Devizes to the South and West ... Uses an embedded Interactive Map to provide a wealth of information from Local producers through to Walking and Cycle Routes. It's easy to turn on or off the layers you wish to have displayed.'

www.wiltsswindonramblers.org.uk

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'Wiltshire Ramblers currently total some 1,300 members within 6 groups, one of which is our young persons group for 20 to 40 year olds. Our groups work towards the charitable aims of Ramblers in different ways, all organising programmes of led walks within Wiltshire and its neighbouring counties.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead

Overview

'There are lots of fascinating places to explore in the grounds at Stourhead and surrounding countryside: [1] King Alfred's Tower - - - : [2] Six Wells Bottom - - - : [3] The Parkland - - - : [4] The tenant farms - - - : [5] Our hazel dormous project - - - : [6] Park Hill Camp - a history mystery - - - : [7] Whitesheet Hill - why is it so special? ...'

Description from

National Trust

www.suttonbengerparishcouncil.gov.uk/walks-around-sutton-benger/

Category:North Wiltshire
Overview

'Here we have a selection of walks around the Parish of Sutton Benger beautifully drawn and handwritten by our very own Sutton Benger Wainwright, Norman Davis ...'

www.wiltsswindonramblers.org.uk/index.php/ne-wiltshire

Category:Swindon
Overview

'Our area extends to the River Thames in the north, Wootton Bassett and Avebury in the west, Tidworth and Ludgershall in the south and the county boundary with Berkshire and Oxfordshire in the east. It includes the Marlborough Downs (part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the Cotswold Water Park, Savernake Forest, part of the Kennet and Avon Canal and the world heritage site at Avebury.'

www.swindonu3a.org.uk

Category:Swindon
Overview

'We have over 1520 members and over 130 groups giving a wide variety of both academic and leisure activities ... '

www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/things-to-do/activities/walking

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'With around 8,200 paths and almost half the county designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, walking in Wiltshire has never been better. Whether you choose a gentle stroll or want a more challenging route, there is a network of footpaths for everyone. Walking in Wiltshire's peaceful, glorious countryside will show you rural England at its very best.'

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/getwiltshirewalking

Overview

Get Wiltshire Walking  'A Public Health funded project which aims to ensure every community within the county has access to a FREE weekly led walk ... Each walk has its regular starting venue on the same day and time every week. We try to vary the routes each week.'

Description from

Wiltshire Council

www.meetup.com/Wiltshire-Wanderers-Walking-Group/

Overview

‘Friendly welcoming walking group that covers Wiltshire and the immediate surrounding counties. We are not a dating group or a singles group, but we have many single people and couples walking with us. We used to be a group tailored for 20s-40s and was affiliated to the Ramblers, but this ceased in December 2016 and now take anyone.’

www.goc.org.uk/groups/wiltshire-gloucestershire-north-somerset/

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'From the rolling Cotswolds with their quaint, mellow, honey-stone villages and grazing sheep, to the fern-draped combes of the Mendips and the mysterious broad open chalk downlands of Wiltshire, intersected by winding rivers including the mighty Severn, the upper Thames and the Bristol Avon flowing through lush pastures in their valleys, along with the heritage-rich Forest of Dean and a short but extremely varied coastline ... '

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/short-routes/aldbourne-circular-route/

Category:Kennet
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Circular route in the north Wiltshire Downs, just 5½ miles (9km) southeast of the centre of Swindon.'

Description from

The Ridgeway National Trail

www.walkscene.co.uk/a-z_walks

Category:Kennet
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'A walk through ancient history on the gorgeous chalk downlands of Salisbury Plain.'

Description from

WalkScene

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walking/avonvalley

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)34
Overview

'Long-distance walking route that takes you from Salisbury – one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in England – to Christchurch Priory and the sea. It was opened in 1992 and runs from Wiltshire due south through Hampshire to finish in Dorset. The Path is named after the river whose course it follows.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/library/1182.pdf

Category:West Wiltshire
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'This deservedly popular route takes you over two aqueducts and past the Claverton Pumping Station.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

www.northwessexdowns.org.uk/uploads/walks_pdf/broad_hinton_white_horse...

Category:North Wiltshire
Distance (miles)9
Overview

The Broad Town White Horse 'There are several accounts of when this horse was cut. The most reliable date is 1864 by William Simmonds, of Littleton Farm, on whose land it stood. The horse was covered during the Second World War and remained invisible until 1992 when a group of local enthusiasts rechalked it.'

Description from

North Wessex Downs AONB

www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk/getting-around/walking/walking-routes/

Category:Salisbury
Overview

'This Leaflet suggests four types of walk within a 10 mile radius of Salisbury. All walks require you to catch a bus to the start point and then you either: [1] Walk from the country bus stop back into Salisbury via footpaths and lanes ... : [2] Walk a circular route (where the walk starts and ends at the same point) and then take the bus back to Salisbury - - - : [3] Walk to another bus route to catch the return bus to Salisbury - - - : [4] Walk to a different point on the same bus route and then take a bus back to Salisbury.' Sixteen Walks described.

Description from

Connecting Wiltshire

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walking/clarendonway

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)24
Overview

'Joining the two Wessex cities of Winchester and Salisbury.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

See also

Clarendon Way [Rambling Man]

www.trustfordevizes.info/group_activity/blue_plaque_scheme

Category:Kennet
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Devizes is full of buildings of historic importance. The Trust has placed Blue Plaques on many of them, giving brief details ... ' (Unfortunately, the Link to the 'Town Trail' seems to have disappeared.)

Description from

Trust for Devizes

www.stonehengeandaveburywhs.org/visit-us/exploring/

Category:Salisbury
Overview

'Why not visit both parts of the Stonehenge and Avebury WHS? The best way to appreciate both sites is on foot ... Publications on walks are available from the Stonehenge Visitor Centre shop, at Avebury, from the National Trust and the Henge shop. You can also find an interactive map of the Stonehenge landscape on the English Heritage website and circular walks around Stonehenge on the National Trust website. Find suggestions for exploring Avebury on the Ridgeway National Trails website.'

www.georgeherbert.org.uk

Distance (miles)4
Overview

'George Herbert is said to have walked to and from Salisbury Cathedral twice a week. While the exact route he took isn't known, it almost certainly took him across the water meadows. We can still do this walk today.'

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Great+Stones+Way

Category:Swindon
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'Walking route being developed ... along existing public rights of way, through the ancient landscape and varied, stunning scenery between the World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge.' Unfortunately at the time of Review the 'Great Stones Way' Website was inaccessible; so I have replaced the Link with one to the LDWA Website.

Description from

The Friends of the Ridgeway

See also

The Great Stones Way by Steve Davison (Cicerone, 2014)

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Great+Wessex+Way

Distance (miles)165
Overview

'The route touches on The Hardy Way, The Wessex Heights Walk, The Wessex Ridgeway, The Jubilee Trail, The Stour Valley Way, The Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The South West Coast Path, The South Dorset Ridgeway, The Monarch’s Way and The Macmillan Way but there are many significant sections that are off such trails. Inevitably with a route of this length there is going to be some overlapping but the route as a whole stands as a distinctive new path.'

www.gov.uk/government/publications/salisbury-plain-imber-range-perimet...

Category:West Wiltshire
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Follows the perimeter of the Imber Firing Range Danger Area ... The route is marked with waymarkers following mostly defined tracks and paths ...'

Description from

Defence Infrastructure Organisation [Ministry of Defence]

www.longleat.co.uk/longleat-house/pleasure-gardens

Category:West Wiltshire
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'One of three stunningly beautiful places that the owners of Longleat provide visitors for free, the others are Heaven's Gate and Shearwater Lake.' ALERT I could no longer reference the Website originally used here; so I have replaced the Link.

www.malmesbury.com/home/things-to-do/local-attractions/985-malmesbury-...

Category:North Wiltshire
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'A guide to an easy 2 mile riverside stroll around the hilltop town of Malmesbury.'

Description from

Malmesbury.com

ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Mid+Wilts+Way

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)68
Overview

'Route that takes in some of Wiltshire’s finest countryside and downland areas and could be walked in either direction.' ... The Route was 'recently extended out to the Berkshire border, yet never straying outside the Wiltshire county border'.

Guide Written By James Alsop

www.discoveringbritain.org/content/discoveringbritain/walk%20booklets/...

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Discover prehistoric sites and rare species preserved on Salisbury Plain.'

Description from

Discovering Britain

www.amesburywalkers.org/page22.html

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'Walk from Amesbury which follows footpaths to Old Sarum giving good views across Salisbury to the famous Cathedral spire.  The return route crosses the beautiful Woodford Valley.'

Description from

Amesbury Walkers

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Sarum_Way

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Does a complete circle around Salisbury. The route uses existing public roads, public rights of way and some newly created permitted paths. Some sections of the footpath are waymarked by a metal plate attached to wooden posts which show a picture of the cathedral spire.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Old Sarum Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes]

ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Pewsey+Avon+Trail

Category:Kennet
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'This new (2010) long distance walking route follows the course of the River Avon by linking existing rights of way from Pewsey to Salisbury. In Salisbury the trail connects to the existing 34-mile Avon Valley Path to Christchurch. The trail is accompanied by a walking guide.'

www.potterne.net

Category:Kennet
Overview

Based on 'a paper back written by Leslie Turner in 1993, it describes ten excellent walks around Potterne ... The walks are all circular and are well detailed with information and local history ... We have tried to keep as close as we could to the original book while adapting it to the Website'.

Description from

potterne.net

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/the-ridgeway/

Category:Kennet
Distance (miles)87
Overview

'Over rolling, open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded valleys and woods in The Chilterns to the east, following the same route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers.'

Description from

National Trails

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/salisbury-countr...

Category:Boundary Walks
Distance (miles)61
Overview

'A route around Salisbury across varied downland, ancient woodlands and a number of chalk stream valleys following age-old tracks. Public transport access into Salisbury is available at a number of points as is refreshment, there being 20 public houses along the way.'

www.sherstonwalks.org.uk

Category:North Wiltshire
Overview

'Since its inception two years ago the Sherston Footpath Group, which is a subcommittee of Sherston Parish Council, has been working hard on producing a new guide to local footpaths. Hundreds of hours of volunteer time have now resulted in the publication of the guide.'

Description from

Sherston Footpaths Group

www.stourvalleyway.co.uk

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)64
Overview

'Follows the path of the river Stour in Dorset. This website explores some of the most beautiful sections of this path. Starting at the source of the river Stour at Stourhead, then past Fiddleford Mill, down from Wimborne to Canford and then from Christchurch to Mudeford Spit and the sea.'

Description from

Bill Rees

See also

Stour Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.swallowcliffe.com/walktour.htm

Category:Salisbury
Overview

'Swallowcliffe is a small south Wiltshire village with a population of less than 200. As an agricultural community, it has an ancient history and the Saxon Swealawanclif Charter dates from 940 AD ... For nearly 200 years it was part of the Earls of Pembroke estates. Over the last 100 years, Swallowcliffe has experienced great social change, leaving few people employed on the land. Change is inevitable but Swallowcliffe is still a special place for many people ... There's a great variety of relaxing walks through fields and over lovely countryside.'

Description from

Swallowcliffe.com

www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk/news-and-events/

Category:West Wiltshire
Overview

'Do you fancy a great day out and want to make a difference for our two amazing charities? Why not sign up now to take part in The Big Walk ... ?

Description from

Hope for Tomorrow | Young Melksham

www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk/cycle/the-swindon-rounds/

Category:Swindon
Overview

'Set of four leisure maps that mark circular routes for walking and cycling around Swindon's network of paths. The maps first appeared on the 2009 Swindon Cycle map and have now been reproduced as separate maps to download and print at home ... '

a set of four leisure maps that mark circular routes for walking and cycling around Swindon's network of paths. 

The maps first appeared on the 2009 Swindon Cycle map and have now been reproduced as seperate maps to download and print at home.  There are 3 seven mile circular routes: Haydon Wick, West Swindon and Dorcan, plus a 17 mile Urban Round, that circles the whole town.  The paths are mainly off road and safe to walk or cycle.

- See more at: http://www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk/walk/swindon-rounds.aspx#sthash.dlSSJ2dV.dpuf

a set of four leisure maps that mark circular routes for walking and cycling around Swindon's network of paths. 

The maps first appeared on the 2009 Swindon Cycle map and have now been reproduced as seperate maps to download and print at home.  There are 3 seven mile circular routes: Haydon Wick, West Swindon and Dorcan, plus a 17 mile Urban Round, that circles the whole town.  The paths are mainly off road and safe to walk or cycle.

- See more at: http://www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk/walk/swindon-rounds.aspx#sthash.dlSSJ2dV.dpuf
Description from

Swindon Travel Choices

trowbridgewalkingforum.weebly.com

Category:West Wiltshire
Overview

'The Trowbridge Walking Forum has been guiding walks in the area surrounding Trowbridge for over 10 years. Whatever your age or ability, you can enjoy these walks. They are designed to provide sociable exercise. They are free - you can just turn up and join us ...'

Description from

Trowbridge Walking Forum

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=White+Horse+Trail

Category:West Wiltshire
Distance (miles)90
Overview

'A route, originally created by Wiltshire Ramblers with assistance from Wiltshire Council, through Pewsey, Marlborough, Broad Town, Cherhill, Devizes, Steeple Ashton and Bratton providing views of the eight white horses which are cut into the turf of the chalk hillsides of Wiltshire. As well as visiting many other historic and prehistoric locations, passing close to the start of the Ridgeway, use was made of part of the Kennet and Avon Canal.'

www.wbct.org.uk

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'Restoring the historic path for the community and nature. Creating a long distance path from Bath to Oxford ... The Trust has produced a number of walks leaflets which you can download ...'

Description from

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk/getting-around/walking/walking-routes/

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

A Collection of Walk Routes in Wiltshire and Swindon 'Many of these walks are links to www.walk4life.info which allows you to search for walks by area and type. Walk4life is maintained by the Department for Health and contains walks all over England. Also you can add your own walks to the collection there if you wish.' Includes: 'Over 300 Walks in Wiltshire: Shown on map | Shown as a list' Unfortunately the Website originally cited here was unavailable at the time of Review so I have substituted another relevant one from Connecting Wiltshire.

Description from

Wiltshire & Swindon Countryside Access Forum

www.wiltshiregeologygroup.org.uk/publications/trails/

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'The Wiltshire Geology Group aims to raise public awareness of Earth Sciences and draw people's attention to the way the landscape and the towns and villages within it are influenced by the underlying geology - Wiltshire's landscape is inextricably bound up with the rocks beneath the surface.'

Description from

Wiltshire Geology Group

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/rightsofway/publicrightsofwaym...

Category:Wiltshire
Overview

'Rights of way are defined routes which you can legally use to cross private land at any time. The four types of routes [Footpaths | Bridleways | Restricted byways | Byways] shown on the map ... are types of rights of way. You can search by entering the following in the location box: Street | Town | Village name | Postcode.'

Description from

Wiltshire Council

www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/things-to-do/activities/walking

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Explore the Lower Avon valley taking in Old Sarum and Great Durnford on the way back to Middle Woodford.'

Description from

Visit Wiltshire

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