Favourite Walks in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is a stunning county to walk in with far reaching views from chalk downland. It does not contain any significant peaks, the highest point in the county is Milk Hill which stands at 968 feet above sea level. However, the terrain can still provide testing walks for those seeking a challenge.

This page provides links to some of my favourite walks in the county. You can access walk details by clicking on the link or via the interactive map below.

A Canter from Central Salisbury to the Racecourse

A circular walk from the centre of Salisbury through the Cathedral Close and along an ancient drove to reach the race course. Returning to the city via water meadows.

Distance: 8.5 miles
Start Grid Ref: SU141302
Walk Grade: Easy
Total Ascent: 553
Time: 3 – 3.5 hours


Aqueducts and Lock Ups

A walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bradford on Avon.

Distance: 11 miles
Start Grid Ref: ST826601
Walk Grade: Easy/Moderate
Total Ascent: 1,248
Time: 4.5 hours


Jamming About from Pitton to Broughton Down

A circular walk from Pitton taking in sections of the Monarch’s Way and visiting the chalk ridge of Broughton Down.

Distance: 14 miles
Start Grid Ref: SU212312
Walk Grade: Moderate
Total Ascent: 1,638 feet
Time: 5.5 hours


Visiting the Fovant Badges

A circular walk from Broad Chalke which visit the Fovant Badges and explores the Cranborne Chase.

Distance: 15 miles
Start Grid Ref: SU040253
Walk Grade: Moderate
Total Ascent: 1,665 feet
Time: 5.5 – 6 hours

Pepperbox Hill and the Borbach Chantry from Pitton

A walk from the village of Pitton to Pepperbox Hill and returning via the magnificent 14th century Borbach Chantry located in West Dean.

Distance: 17 Miles
Start Grid Ref: SU212312
Walk Grade: Moderate
Ascent 1227 feet
Time: 6 – 6.5 hours


Exploring the Cranbourne Chase from Tollard Royal

Travelling some of the ancient droves of Cranborne Chase.

Distance: 18 Miles
Start Grid Ref: ST944178
Walk Grade: Moderate/Challenging
Ascent: 2,078 feet
Time: 7 – 7.5 hours


The Old Shaftesbury Drove and Broad Chalke from Salisbury

A walk from the centre of Salisbury taking in sections of the old drove between Salisbury and Shaftesbury.

Distance: 20 Miles
Start Grid Ref: SU136301
Walk Grade: Moderate
Ascent: 1,107 feet
Time: 7.5 – 8 hours


Avebury to Stonehenge on the Sarsens Trail

A walk from the stone circle of Avebury to Stonehenge.

Distance: 26 Miles
Start Grid Ref: SU099696
Walk Grade: Challenging
Ascent: 1,808 feet
Time: 9 – 9.5 hours


Walking the Clarendon Way

A walk on the route between the historic cathedrals of Salisbury and Winchester.

Distance: 27 Miles
Start Grid Ref: SU142295
Walk Grade: Challenging
Ascent: 2,442 feet
Time: 10-11 hours


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