Walking Tours

Walking tours vary from a relaxed stroll around the cities of Salisbury, Bath or Bristol or a more demanding full day walk in the countryside suitable for Ramblers Groups.

The Salisbury City walk covers the Medieval City, Market Square, Parish Church of St Thomas and the High Street concluding in the Cathedral Close. It can be followed by a guided tour of the Cathedral.

In Bath our walk commences at the Roman Baths and includes Bath Abbey, Queen Square, Royal Victoria Park, Royal Crescent, Circus and Assembly Rooms returning via Milsom Street to the Roman Baths.

And in Bristol we follow a route from the Tourist Information Centre through the restored City Docks to St.Mary Redcliffe, Queen Square, Welsh Back, St.Nicholas Market, Corn Street and the City centre.

Each walk takes approximately 1 ½ hours.

Full day Countryside Walks are normally custom planned specifically for the client and can be of a circular or linear nature.

A selection of walks recently undertaken:-

Avebury

A 7 mile circular walk from the henge monument taking in Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, the Sanctuary, part of the Ridgeway long distance path returning to the village via the herepath.

Stonehenge to Old Sarum

A 13 mile linear walk commencing at Durrington Walls / Woodhenge through the Stonehenge landscape taking in the Cursus and Ceremonial Avenue to the Stone Circle. From here we follow public footpaths through the beautiful Woodford Valley, along the banks of the River Avon to the hill fort which housed the original city of Salisbury.

Stourhead, White Sheet Hill and Mere.

Our 9 mile linear walk, which can be converted into an 11 ½ mile circular walk, commences at Stourhead, the country estate of the Hoare family and arguably the jewel in the National Trust crown. We follow a route through the extended estate to Alfred’s Tower, St.Peters Pump and Six Wells Bottom which marks the source of the River Stour. Following either a picnic or pub lunch we ascend White Sheet Hill with its fine ancient monuments and brilliant views prior to descending to the site of the original Mere Castle overlooking the small town which we explore along with its fine church.

The extended walk returns us to Stourhead.

Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliff, Freshford, Iford, Farleigh Hungerford and Westwood.

A beautiful 8 ½ mile circular walk of great interest and variety. We follow a towpath route along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Avoncliff, the River Avon to Freshford and the River Frome to Iford and Farleigh Hungerford where we visit the magnificent ruins
of the Castle, original home of the Hungerford family. We return to Bradford-on-Avon via Westwood with its small but beautiful Manor House.

Pewsey Vale, Wansdyke, Kennet and Avon Canal to Devizes.

A 13 mile linear walk commencing at Alton Barnes with its small Saxon Church. We climb up past Alton Barnes white horse to the Wansdyke whose route we follow to Devizes via Bishops Cannings and the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Caen Hill Locks and Roundway Down

Two separate walks of approximately 6 ½ miles taking in one of the engineering wonders of our canal system and the exploration of a civil war battleground where 4000 parliamentary troops are said to have died. These can be taken as two individual walks of 2 ½ and 4 miles and include a visit to the Canal Museum on Devizes Wharf.

Wylie Valley

A 9 mile linear walk starting at Codford through the beautiful villages on the banks of the River Wylie to Heytesbury where we climb up to Scratchbury Hill Fort on Salisbury Plain with fantastic views over South Wiltshire, West Somerset and the Military Training Estate.

Downton, Trafalgar Estate, Pepperbox Hill, West Dean and East Grimstead.

Discover the village of Downton, the water meadows of the River Avon and an 18c Estate, a memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson followed by the underground site of a former Nuclear Arms depot, a fascinating Chapel and the site of a Roman Villa with later rail and canal connections

Chute Forest.

Explore the hills and combes of the remote border country between Wiltshire and Hampshire with delightful hamlets in former forest settlements in the valley overlooked by the impressive Chute Causeway, part of the Roman Road from Winchester to Mildenhall and Fosbury Ring with splendid views to the Isle of Wight.