GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wiltshire Walks

Enjoy miles of fabulous walking trails in this beautiful county. Highlights include the lovely Cranborne Chase AONB, the ancient stones at Avebury and the wonderful White Horse Trail.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Wiltshire. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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Amesbury River Walk3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a stroll along the River Avon on this peaceful waterside walk in Amesbury. The walk starts from the car park just south of the town centre, near Amesbury Abbey. You can then pick up public footpaths along the river towards Normanton before returning through fields to the car park. View Full Details>>
Avebury Stones5 miles (8 km)Visit the largest stone circle in Europe and then explore the lovely surrounding Wiltshire countryside on this circular walk in Wiltshire. View Full Details>>
Avon Valley Path34 miles (55 km)This wonderful path takes you from Salisbury to Christchurch on the South Coast. View Full Details>>
Barbury Castle Country Park4 miles (7 km)Barbury Castle Country Park is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Local Nature Reserve and part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Part of the iron-age hillfort situated in the park has remained undisturbed since ancient times and is one of the best examples of its type. This circular walk takes you on a tour of the park which commands a splendid view across the Cotswolds and the River Severn. View Full Details>>
Barton Farm Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)This delightful country park is conveniently situated near Bradford On Avon town centre. The park is located next to the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal so is perfect for leisurely waterside walking. There are also historic buildings, craft shops and tea rooms while the farmhouse, granary and tithe barn of the original Barton Farm date back to the 14th century. View Full Details>>
Bath Canal Walk5 miles (8 km)This is a popular walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath to Bradford on Avon. It's about a 10 mile walk along the towpath taking you from Somerset into Wiltshire on the southern fringes of the Cotswolds AONB. On the way you'll pass pretty locks, lots of barges, delightful little cottages, interesting villages, and attractive parks and gardens. View Full Details>>
Biss Meadows Country Park4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a peaceful riverside walk or cycle along the River Biss in this lovely country park in Trowbridge. The park has a series of nicely laid out paths so makes for a nice traffic free cycle or walk. Biss Meadows is located very near Trowbridge town centre so is easily accessible. There's also a variety of wildlife with herons and Kingfishers visitors to the park. View Full Details>>
Bradford on Avon Canal and River Walk4 miles (6 km)The West Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon is a great place for walkers, officially recognised as a Walkers are Welcome town. There's good waterside paths along the canal and river, with waymarked trails also running into the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Castle Combe1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short stroll around this delightful Cotswolds village. It's like stepping back in time with its pretty little thatched cottages, beautiful church with medieval clock and traditional country pubs. The lovely Bybrook River also runs through the village with little footbridges to cross. All in all Castle Combe generally ranks very high in any 'prettiest English village' polls! View Full Details>>
Cherhill White Horse2 miles (4 km)This circular walk takes you to Cherhill Down and the Lansdowne Monument in Wiltshire. The Cherhill White Horse dates from the 18th century and is the third oldest white horse in the country. The downs are a lovely place for a walk with splendid views across rolling valleys and hills. On a clear day you can see the Tetbury water tower. View Full Details>>
Chippenham to Calne Railway Path6 miles (10 km)This is a nice easy cycle or walk along the disused railway path from Chippenham to Calne View Full Details>>
Chiseldon and Marlborough Railway Path9 miles (14 km)This is a nice easy cycle or walking route along the now disused Chiseldon and Marlborough Railway. View Full Details>>
Chiseldon Timberland Trail4 miles (6.5 km)This short easy cycle or walk trail runs from Swindon to Chiseldon along the old Swindon to Marlborough railway line. View Full Details>>
Clarendon Way24 miles (39 km)Travel from Hampshire into Wiltshire on the Clarendon Way and enjoy some wonderful scenery. View Full Details>>
Cley Hill1 miles (1.5 km)Climb this distinctive hill in Warminster and enjoy wonderful views over West Wiltshire and Somerset. The chalk downland of the hill is covered in wildflowers in the summer months. View Full Details>>
Coate Water Country Park3 miles (5 km)This is a short circular walk around the delightful Coate Water Country Park in Swindon. The walk begins at the car park and takes you around the 70-acre lake and through the wildflower meadows. The park is a great place to bird watch with Herons, Shags and Grebes among the visitors to the lake. Also look out for deer and foxes in the wildflower meadows. The park also has a Ranger Centre and Information Point and a pitch and putt. View Full Details>>
Coombe Bissett Down3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a short walk around this pretty nature reserve near Salisbury. The reserve is located just a few miles south west of Sailsbury and has nice walking tracks to try. The area is a chalk downland valley with a variety of plants to enjoy such as delicate harebells, bee orchid, devil's-bit scabious and the burnt orchid. It's great for wildlife too with butterflies including Adonis blue, chalkhill blue and dingy skipper and birds includingYellowhammer, goldfinch, and skylarks. The reserve includes a mixture of grassland and woodland. View Full Details>>
Corsham Court2 miles (4 km)Follow footpaths across Corsham Park on this walk near Chippenham. You can start your walk in the town centre and pick up the footpath on the eastern edge of the town. It takes you across the park with its pretty lake and woodland. In the summer months you can visit the historic house, with its significant art collection and beautiful gardens. View Full Details>>
Cotswold Canals41 miles (66 km)Follow a series of delightful waterways from Framilode to Lechlade on this waterside walk through Gloucestershire. View Full Details>>
Cotswold Country Park6 miles (9 km)This country park is located in the Cotswolds Water Park at Ashton Keynes on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border View Full Details>>
Cotswold Water Park10 miles (16.5 km)This fabulous attraction has numerous waterside cycling and walking paths taking you around the park's 150 lakes. There are 40 square miles to explore within the water park but with the Thames Path National Trail and National Cycle Network route 45 running through the park there is great scope for continuing your exercise along these trails (bike hire is available in the park). There is a wide variety of wildlife to see too - look out for otters, water voles and beavers. View Full Details>>
Cricklade Circular Walk5 miles (8.5 km)Enjoy an easy stroll around the pretty Wiltshire town of Cricklade, on this circular walk in the Thames Valley. The river is in its infancy in this area, only a short distance from the source, near Kemble. It's a lovely area with lots of nice footpaths along rivers, canals and the lakes of the nearby Cotswold Water Park. The walk is just over 5 miles in length, with only a short climb around Hailstone Hill. View Full Details>>
Devizes and Caen Hill Locks2 miles (3 km)This circular walk visits this wonderful feat of engineering on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes, Wiltshire. The 29 continuos locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2km). It's a stunning sight with the bonus of some lovely woodland and countryside to see in the area surrounding the locks. There's also lots of wildlife to look out for with Kingfishers, Moorhens, Ducks and Swans to see on the water. View Full Details>>
Dinton Park5 miles (8 km)Explore the extensive parkland and woodland surrounding this Neo-Grecian house in Dinton, Salisbury. There are good footpaths running past the pretty lake into extensive woodland. There are also great views across the Wiltshire countryside toward Salisbury Cathedral. View Full Details>>
Durrington Walls3 miles (5.5 km)This walk explores the largeNeolithicsettlement and henge enclosure of Durrington Walls near Amesbury, Wiltshire. You'll also visit the NeolithicClass II hengeandtimber circleof Woodhenge which is located nearby. View Full Details>>
Fonthill Estate4 miles (6.5 km)Enjoy a lovely circular walk around the village of Fonthill Bishop on this circular walk near Salisbury in Wiltshire. There's much to enjoy with woodland trails, countryside views and a waterside section along the pretty Fonthill Lake. View Full Details>>
Fontmell and Melbury Downs5 miles (7.5 km)Enjoy a variety of beautiful flora and fauna in this nature reserve in Compton Abbas on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. The area is associated with the novels of Thomas Hardy and includes a climb to Melbury Hill for wonderful views over the area. Also look out for a variety of birds, butterflies, wildflowers and orchids in this delightful area. View Full Details>>
Grovely Wood6 miles (9 km)Enjoy cycling and walking trails in this large area of woodland near the Wiltshire village of Great Wishford. View Full Details>>
Heaven's Gate Longleat1 miles (1 km)Enjoy wonderful views over the Longleat Estate and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside on this short walk near Warminster. From the car park at the Nockatt Coppice there is a lovely footpath through attractive woodland which leads to the top of Prospect Hill and Heaven's gate. Here you will find a series of interesting stone sculptures created by the sculptor Paul Norris. In the right light the crystals and metals embedded within the stones are reflected meaning the stones appear to glow. From the top of Prospect hill you can also enjoy far reaching views towards Somerset. There's a series of benches where can you sit and relax or wide lawns where you could have a picnic. View Full Details>>
Imber Range Perimeter Path30 miles (48 km)This circular walking path takes you around the perimeter of a military training firing range located on Salisbury Plain. It's an interesting landscape with oceans of chalk grassland and a fascinating prehistorichistory. View Full Details>>
Kennet and Avon Canal Walk76 miles (122 km)A splendid waterside walk from the Thames at Reading, through Thatcham, Newbury, Hungerford, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford on Avon to Bath. Most of the walk follows the towpath making for an easy, relaxing walk. View Full Details>>
King Alfreds Trail9 miles (14 km)Take a pad and pencil with you on this delightful circular walk around Pewsey and take brass rubbings of the engraved plaques along the route. The plaques have been developed by Wiltshire Walking for All and feature images of animals, insects and plants that you might see on the walk. The route also includes a pleasant waterside section along the Kennet and Avon Canal. View Full Details>>
Lacock Abbey and Village2 miles (3.5 km)Explore the picturesque streets and historic buildings of Lacock Village before a visit to the beautiful Lacock Abbey set within its own delightful woodland grounds. The walk also takes you along the River Avon which runs past the village. View Full Details>>
Land's End Trail303 miles (488 km)This terrific trail runs for over 300 miles from Avebury in Wiltshire, through Devon and Somerset to Land's End in Cornwall. View Full Details>>
Leland Trail28 miles (45 km)Follow in the footsteps of royal librarian John Leland during his 16th century survey of Britain's churches and priories. View Full Details>>
Liddington Hill9 miles (14.5 km)This circular walk uses the Ridgeway and the Aldbourne Circular Walk to climb Liddington Hill near Swindon. On the hill you will find Liddington Castle, a lateBronze Ageand earlyIron Agehill fort. The route climbs to a height over 900 feet with fantastic views over the countryside of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. View Full Details>>
Lydiard Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)Located on the edge of Swindon is this splendid park with 260 acres of lawns, woodlands and pasture for visitors to walk or cycle through. Here you will find the beautifully-restored State Rooms of Lydiard House, with its original furnishings and portrait gallery. There is also an ornamental fruit and flower Walled Garden and a children's play area. View Full Details>>
Macmillan Way290 miles (467 km)This long distance path links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset. It is promoted to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The route starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to Bourne before joining the limestone belt. You then head to Stamford and then along the shoreline of Rutland Water to Oakham. The trail then heads south and west via Warmington to Stow-on-the-Wold, then into the Cotswolds via Cirencester and Tetbury to Bradford-on-Avon. After leaving the Cotswolds you follow the path through Somerset passing Castle Cary before entering Dorset and the final section to Abbotsbury via Sherborne. View Full Details>>
Malmesbury2 miles (2.7 km)A circular walk around the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury visiting the historic abbey and the River Avon. View Full Details>>
Marlborough6 miles (9.6 km)The town of Marlborough lies in the heart of the North Wessex Downs AONB, making it a great base for exploring this naturally beautiful part of England. There's a number of fine waymarked trails passing through the town and the surrounding area. There's also a number of hill climbs, waterside paths along the River Kennet and miles of woodland trails in the nearby Savernake Forest. View Full Details>>
Mid-Wilts Way68 miles (109 km)A 68-mile walking route that takes in some of Wiltshire's finest countryside and downland areas. The walk runs from the village of Ham (near Inkpen) to Mere (near Warminster). View Full Details>>
Monarch's Way615 miles (990 km)This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. View Full Details>>
Mouldon Hill Country Park2 miles (3 km)This pretty country park near Swindon has some nice footpaths to follow through the site. In the park you'll find a pretty lake, the River Ray, a section of the North Wilts Canal and nice views from the high points. View Full Details>>
North Wiltshire Rivers Route25 miles (40 km)This is a an excellent, largely off road, cycling and walking path that runs along National Cycle route 4 from Melksham to Avebury. It takes you to historic towns and villages, along delightful rivers and through some splendid Wiltshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Old Sarum Castle1 miles (1.5 km)Visit the site of the earliest settlement ofSalisbury on this fascinating walk in Wiltshire. Here you can see the exposed foundations of the former cathedral and climb the mighty ramparts for splendid views of the surrounding Wiltshire Plains. There's 29 acres of beautiful rare grass chalkland to explore on a number of good footpaths. Look out for butterflies and kestrels, which can often be seen hovering over the outer bailey. View Full Details>>
Old Sarum Way33 miles (53 km)This circular route takes you on tour through the river valleys, woodland and downland around Salisbury. View Full Details>>
Palladian Way118 miles (190 km)Walk from Buckingham to Bath through the beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire on this trail named after Andre Palladio's Italian architecture. View Full Details>>
Pewsey Avon Trail28 miles (45 km)A delightful walk along the River Avon from Pewsey to Salisbury that links with the River Avon Trail. You will pass several pretty riverside villages including Upavon, Amesbury and Upper and Lower Woodford. View Full Details>>
Ridgeway Circular Walk - Aldbourne11 miles (18 km)This circular route on the Wiltshire Downs explores the area around the village of Aldbourne. It's a 12 mile route on broad tracks which is also suitable for cyclists. The tracks are waymarked with 'Ridgeway Circular Route'. There's lovely rolling countryside with great views and some moderate climbs. Look out for a wide variety of flora and fauna on the attractive chalk downland. Wildlife includes deer, hares and birds such as skylarks and meadow pipits. In the summer butterflies can be seen around the widlflowers growing on the hills. View Full Details>>
River Wylye Valley3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a peaceful stroll along the River Wylye on this waterside walk in the Wiltshire village of Great Wishford. You can start the walk at Stoford Bridge and then follow the riverside footpath to Serrington. It's a nice 1.5 mile stroll with lovely views across the countryside of the Wylye Valley. You can return the same way or head east at Serrington along the Chain Drove and then head south along the Monarch's Way to return you to the village. View Full Details>>
Roundway Hill3 miles (5.5 km)Visit this historically significant hill on this interesting walk in Devizes. The hill is the site of a famous Civil War battle where aRoyalistcavalry force underLord Wilmotwon a crushing victory over theParliamentarians in 1643. You'll also visit the iron age hillfort of Oliver's Castle and enjoy views of the Devizes White Horse and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Salisbury Circular Walk2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a stroll around the grounds of the famous cathedral before exploring the surrounding rivers, gardens and streets of this famous Wiltshire city. View Full Details>>
Salisbury Country Way61 miles (98 km)A super circular walk through the countryside around Salisbury. The walk visits the ancient stone circles at Stonehenge, Compton Park, Downton and includes a lovely riverside stretch along the River Avon. You'll also pass through the delightful Martin Down Nature Reserve. This beautiful nature reserve on the Hampshire/Dorset border consists of 350 hectares of unspoiled chalk downland with a variety of flora and fauna. View Full Details>>
Salisbury Off Road Explorer31 miles (50 km)This circular route follows a series of excellent off road tracks around Salisbury. Most of these trails are quite stony so a hybrid or mountain bike is advised. View Full Details>>
Salisbury Plain6 miles (9 km)This walk explores a section of the ancient Salisbury Plain with its chalk grassland, fascinating historical sites and wide ranging views. It's an unusual landscape with a fascinating prehistorichistory and a mock German village serving as Military training area. View Full Details>>
Savernake Forest6 miles (9.5 km)This large area of woodland is located near Marlborough in the North Wessex Downs AONB. View Full Details>>
Shaw Forest Park1 miles (2 km)Enjoy some nice walking trails in this community woodland in Swindon. You can park in the car park on Forest Park Road off Mead Way. From here you can pick up the trails to the ash/willow woodland, wildflower meadows, grassland and ponds. Look out for wildlife including roe deer, foxes and various wildfowl. At the north western edge of the park you can visit the pretty Peatmoor Lake. View Full Details>>
Shearwater Lake2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy an easy waterside walk along this pretty lake on the Longleat Estate. The lake is located near Warminster and has a nice walking trail running alongside the 37 acre lake. It's a lovely area for a picnic with the lake surrounded by attractive flora and fauna. Look out for little sailboats and various wildfowl on the lake and fish in the water. View Full Details>>
Silbury Hill1 miles (2 km)This circular walk takes you around the Silbury Hill ancient monument near Avebury in Wiltshire. The hill stands at a height of 30 metres (98ft) making it the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe. It is thought to have been created around 2400 BC. View Full Details>>
Southwick Country Park2 miles (4 km)Southwick Country Park is a popular place for walkers with a series of well laid out walking paths linking a series of fields. It is located on the edge of Trowbridge in Wiltshire. This walk takes you through the 100 acre site and into the surrounding countryside where you can see woodpeckers, buzzards and water voles. There is also a nature centre with a tea room. View Full Details>>
Stanton Country Park4 miles (6.5 km)Explore this 74-hectarecountry park and Local Nature Reserve located near Swindon View Full Details>>
Stonehenge2 miles (4 km)This circular walk visits the countryside and woodland around this famous historical site. It's an atmospheric and beautiful area with great views across the fields of Salisbury Plain. View Full Details>>
Stour Valley Way60 miles (97 km)This splendid walk takes you along the River Stour from Hengistbury Head on the Dorset south coast to Stourton in Wiltshire. View Full Details>>
Stourhead2 miles (2.5 km)The1,072 hectare (2,650 acre) Stourhead estate has miles of lovely walking trails to try.You can follow the well surfaced footpaths around the stunning lake and into the surrounding woodlands, parkland and gardens. There is a collection of exotic trees which look wonderful in the autumn months. You'll also pass some classical architecture including temples, mystical grottoes and the beautiful arched bridge over the lake. View Full Details>>
Swindon Canal Circular Walk5 miles (7.5 km)A nice circular walk around Swindon, visiting the Wilts and Berks Canal, the Old Town Railway Path, Lawns Park and Queen's Park. It's about a 5 mile walk with waterside trails, nature reserves and nice views of the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Tan Hill Way12 miles (19 km)This walk takes you through the beautiful Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. You will pass Pewsey Downs, Milk Hill, Tan Hill and Morgan's Hill with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside for the duration of the walk. View Full Details>>
Three Downs Link102 miles (164 km)This is a walking and cycling path following bridleways through Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. The trail runs from Exton, in Hampshire, to Dean Hill, near Hungerford. You will pass through open chalk downland, along rivers and canals and through some pretty villages. View Full Details>>
Trowbridge Park and River Walk1 miles (1.5 km)A short circular walk through Trowbridge Park and along the River Biss. View Full Details>>
Wansdyke Path12 miles (20 km)Travel through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside on this lovely walk. View Full Details>>
Wessex Ridgeway137 miles (221 km)This wonderful trail runs from Marlborough in Wiltshire to Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. You will pass: View Full Details>>
Wessex Ridgeway Trail62 miles (100 km)Follow the Wessex Ridgeway Trail and enjoy specatular views of the Dorset countryside on this shared walking and cycling path. View Full Details>>
West Woods4 miles (7 km)This large area of woodland near Marlborough has miles of hard surfaced cycling and walking trails to try. It's nice for an easy family cycle and there are more challenging tracks for mountain bikers. Walkers can also enjoy various waymarked trails and an easy access route. The woods consist of a beautiful plantation of beech trees with carpets of bluebellsin the spring. View Full Details>>
Westbury White Horse3 miles (5 km)Climb to Westbury Hill and visit the Westbury White Horse on this circular walk near Bratton in Wiltshire. The striking hill figure is 180 feet (55m) tall and 170 feet (52m) wide and has been adopted as a symbol for the town of Westbury, appearing on welcome signs and the logo of its tourist information centre. It is also considered a symbol for Wiltshire as a whole. From the viewpoint on Westbury Hill there are wonderful views over the SalisburyPlain and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside. View Full Details>>
White Horse Trail90 miles (145 km)This is a circular long distance, waymarked trail running through Wiltshire View Full Details>>
White Sheet Hill4 miles (7 km)Climb to the 245m (804ft) summit of this hill in Wiltshire and enjoy wonderful views over the Stourhead Estate and the surrounding countryside. The hill is located about 2 miles to the east of Stourton. You can park at the Stourhead estate National Trust car park and follow footpaths to Drove Lodge before picking up a track to the hill. The area is covered with rare and protected fauna and flora including various wildflowers, several species of orchid, the chalkhill blue butterfly and the golden plover.It is also of archaeological significance with an Iron Age Hill Fort, neolithiccauseway campandbarrows. The views over the Cranborne Chase AONB and the Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire countrsyside are extensive. View Full Details>>
Wilts and Berks Canal2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a stroll along this pleasant section of the Wilts and Berks Canal in Swindon. The walk starts in the town centre and follows the canal towpath to West Leaze Farm. On the way you'll pass the River Ray and the Rushey Platt Nature Reserve where you can look out for the water-vole. The canal runs on to Melksham via Wootton Bassett and Chippenham. Near Chippenham there is a section of the National Cycle Network running from Pewsham to Lacock Abbey. You can see this on the video below. View Full Details>>
Win Green Hill2 miles (2.5 km)Climb to the highest point in the Cranborne Chase AONB and enjoy wonderful views over Shaftesbury, Salisbury Plain, Glastonbury Tor, the Mendips, the Quantocks, the Purbecks and the south coast. View Full Details>>
Woodford Valley8 miles (13 km)Enjoy riverside trails, rolling Wiltshire countryside and views of Stonehenge on this circular walk through the beautiful Woodford Valley. View Full Details>>
Wylye Way33 miles (53 km)Follow the River Wylye through Wiltshire on this interesting and varied walk. View Full Details>>

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