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Hidden Wiltshire Walks in 2022

Last year we ran number of walks in collaboration with Wiltshire Museum, and we are pleased to announce that we will be running a new programme in 2022. On these walks we take a group through some of the Hidden Wiltshire routes we have described on the website, taking in all the fantastic views and stopping to discuss the history in the landscape.

All these walks are ticketed - dates are set out below, with links to the ticketing pages on the Wiltshire Museum website.

Fonthill - Wednesday 1st June at 6:30pm

An evening stroll through the Fonthill Estate, learning about the rich history of its previous incumbents while we walk through Fonthill Gifford, Berwick St Leonard and Fonthill Bishop before returning along the edge of Fonthill Lake.

Hippenscombe - Sunday 12th June at 2pm

A Roman Road and an ancient landscape, this walk also takes in the stunning views around Hippenscombe as captured by Eric Ravilious in his “Downland” painting.

Urchfont, Oakfrith and Folly Wood - Wednesday 22nd June at 6:30pm

Starting in the village of Urchfont, this route will take us to Oakfrith Wood before descending through the mysterious hollow of Folly Wood, with much history to be discovered along the way.

Castle Combe - Sunday 3rd July at 2pm

A walk through the rich countryside surrounding the famous village of Castle Combe. We will return through the village itself.

Beckhampton Gallops - Wednesday 20th July at 6:30pm

A circular walk taking in the part of the Wessex Ridgeway towards Oldbury Castle, before returning to the Gallops along the old Roman Road with views of Silbury Hill in the distance.

Devil's Den - Saturday 6th August at 2pm

This walk will take in the mysterious Devil’s Den dolmen and the sarsen fields of Fyfield Down. There is a Thomas Hardy link, as the Devil’s Den is described in the short story “What the Shepherd Saw”.


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