Wiltshire has 8,200 paths and trails for walking and cycling. A gentle stroll or a more challenging route – there is a network of footpaths for you, showing rural England at its very best…
The Ridgeway National Trail: Around 87 miles (139km) through ancient landscapes. 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.
The White Horse Trail: This trail can be enjoyed as a 90 mile hike over 6 or 7 days or as a series of shorter walks exploring some of the most interesting and exciting landscapes in southern England. Wiltshire is famous for white horses and to help you really appreciate the magic and mystery of these figures, this trail has been created.
Mid Wilts Way: Never straying outside the county border, the new Mid Wilts Way is a 55 mile route that takes in some of Wiltshire’s finest countryside and downland areas. The walk runs between the exquisite village of Wootton Rivers (located between Marlborough and Pewsey, just to the East of the Pewsey Downs) and the pretty village of Mere.
King Alfred’s Trail: Take a summer stroll in the beautiful Pewsey Vale along the banks of the Kennet & Avon canal at Pewsey, and into the countryside beyond, to collect 20 brass rubbings at interesting stages on the 4 walks that make up the King Alfred’s Trail. The plaques are decorated with images of animals, insects and plants and make a great collection.