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South West Wiltshire

The Smallest Village in Wiltshire

Description:This walk goes over attractive sections of Cranborne Chase and visits Fifield Bavant, the smallest village in Wiltshire.  There are good views of the Regimental Badges on Fovant Down and towards the end of the walk it passes extensive watercress beds.  Sections of this walk follow minor roads which are not devoid of traffic so […]

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South West Wiltshire

The Sarum Way

Description:This walks follows the Sarum Way a circular route around Salisbury and Wilton.  It visits a number of villages and passes through Trafalgar Park, Grovely Wood and Clarendon Park.  Sections of the walk follow the Avon Valley Way, Monarch’s Way and Clarendon Way. Walk Grade:Challenging Distance:33.2 miles / 53.2km Total Ascent:2927 feet / 892 metres […]

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South West Wiltshire

On the Plain and Through the Vale

Description:This walk follows the White Horse Trail along the edge of the military firing range on Salisbury Plain and also goes through a number of small attractive villages in the Vale of Pewsey.  Sections of this route follow country lanes through villages, these are not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk […]

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South West Wiltshire

Hackpen and Marlborough White Horses

Description:This walk crosses Marlborough Down to visit Barbury Castle hill fort.  It then follows the Ridgeway to pass the Hackpen White Horse.  On leaving the Ridgeway the path crosses Fyfield Down, with its numerous Sarsens Stones, and then reaches the Devil’s Den burial chamber before returning to Marlborough.  This walk crosses the busy A4 and […]

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South West Wiltshire

Bagging Cherhill and Devizes White Horses

Description:This 17.4 mile (28km) walk follows the Kennet & Avon Canal for 4.75km before following tracks and droves to reach the Landsdowne Monument and Cherhill White Horse. It then crosses Morgans Hill and follows the historic Wansdyke before going along a drove to Roundway and the Devizes White Horse.  A 300 metre section of this […]