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Best trails in Wiltshire

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Trying to find the best Wiltshire trails? AllTrails has 105 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Salisbury, Marlborough or Swindon, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 61 easy trails in Wiltshire ranging from 0.8 to 10.4 miles and from 62 to 928 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Wiltshire
Top trails (105)
#1 - The Ridgeway
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 84.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the oldest long distance pathway in Britain. People have been traversing this route for thousands of years. In the mid-1900s, the British government decided to make it an official walking path. The path is opened to bicyclists and horseback riders as well. The path passes numerous historic sites including churches, castles, and manors. The path itself includes bridle paths, dirt roads, and some sections of paved roads. A majority of the route is closed to motorized vehicles.Show more
#2 - Vale of Pewsey and the Giant's Grave
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
This circular walk begins at Pewsey Wharf in Wiltshire. This particularly rewarding walk begins with a peaceful stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal, before climbing gradually and then more steeply to reach Oare Hill within the Marlborough Downs. Here you will find the Giant's Grave, an ancient burial long barrow with a charming local legend. The views are spectacular so try to time your walk for a clear day. The return leg descends through arable fields to rejoin the canal for the final stretch. The walk includes one gradual and then fairly stiff climb to the summit of Oare Hill and then the equivalent descent. Whilst most of the towpath is surfaced, the rest of the paths are all unmade and some sections (particularly towards the end) can be very deep with mud after rain and in winter so good waterproof boots are a must. The top of the ridge is very exposed so make sure you have appropriate clothing. There are two gates plus four stiles on route (all of which have areas of open fence alongside which most dogs should be able to negotiate). The fields are all arable so you are unlikely to come across livestock. There is a cafe in the car park at the start of the walk. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#3 - Avebury's World Heritage Trail
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
This loop begins from the pre-historically important village of Avebury in Wiltshire. The area is heavily populated with prehistoric sites which appear on the World Heritage List and you will be able to see many of these up close and also have chance to explore a couple: the Avebury Stone Circles and the West Kennet Long Barrow. The walk has several steady but long climbs and descents and the paths, whilst good for most of the year, can be quite muddy after wet weather and in winter. There are several gates plus five stiles (all with open fencing making them easy for most dogs) and some of the fields are likely to be holding sheep and/or cattle. Approximate time 2.5 to 3 hours. Show more
#4 - Ramsbury and Littlecote House
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
This is a circular walk from the gorgeous village of Ramsbury in Wiltshire. The route crosses the River Kennet before joining the peaceful woodland tracks and field edge tracks that guide you around the rolling countryside surrounding Littlecote Park. Along the way you will have chance to see the impressive Littlecote House, a Tudor mansion with a fascinating history, and also visit the extraordinary Roman mosaic within the grounds. The walk follows unmade tracks and concrete tracks throughout, all of which are a generous width. The surfaces are firm in the drier months but the chalk can be muddy and slippery in the winter and after rain. Aside from one climb near the start of the walk, the gradients are fairly gentle throughout. There is no livestock on route, but there are plenty of game birds around so take care with dogs. There are no gates, steps or stiles on route. The climb and walk length will probably prevent taking a pushchair on the route, but in the drier months it should be possible to take a rugged disability buggy around the walk. Allow 2.5 hours. Show more
#5 - West Wood's Circular
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
This is one of many route options in the gorgeous West Woods. The trails are shared by bikes, walkers, and horses alike. There are so many trails to explore in the area to either lengthen or shorten your journey.Show more
#6 - Westbury White Horse and Imber Range Path
Bratton Camp and White Horse
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
This circular walk through the chalk hills of Wiltshire takes in the Westbury White Horse and the adjacent Bratton Camp Iron Age hill fort before descending to St James' Chuch in nearby Bratton and then climbing high into the hills to return via the Imber Range Path. The walk is quite exposed and strenuous, but the stunning views are a just reward. The walk follows a mix of quiet country lanes and grass hillside paths/bridleways, some of which will be a little muddy and slippery after wet weather. There are several climbs and descents and one of the climbs is quite long and steep. There are sheep grazing in Bratton Camp. There are a number of kissing gates and one stile, which is quite high and is surrounded by wire mesh fencing, so most dogs will need a lift over. There are no toilet or refreshment facilities on the route but you do pass quite close to the village of Bratton and, if you're lucky, there may be an ice cream van at the car park at the start. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours. Show more
#7 - The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
A circular pub walk from The Wheatsheaf pub in Lower Woodford. A gently undulating walk through the picturesque Woodford valley and surrounding chalk downland. Good underfoot with lots of interesting countryside, views and wildlife to enjoy all year round. The walk follows a mixture of quiet lanes and woodland/field paths, the latter of which will be muddy after wet weather. There are a few gates and several stiles on route. Approximate time 70 to 90 minutes. Show more
#8 - Great Bedwyn and Wilton Windmill Walk
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
A circular walk from the village of Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire. The walk has a lovely mix of things to see including a few glimpses of industrial heritage. Visitors will get a chance to enjoy a long stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal along with the old Crofton Pumping Station and Wilton Windmill, the only remaining working windmill in Wessex. On the return stretch visitors will pass through woodlands and fields before getting a chance to explore Great Bedwyn itself. The walk has only a few steady ascents and descents and there are no stiles, just a few easy to use gates and one squeeze gap. The majority of the route is along earth and stone tracks, towpaths and paths all of which will be muddy after wet weather. There is one small stretch of road walking and you will also need to cross the railway tracks towards the end of the walk so take care here with children and dogs. Check the opening times of the windmill and pumping station if you want to see inside these attractions. Approximate time to complete is 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#9 - Stonehenge Trail
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
#10 - Fyfield and Devils Den
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
This burial chamber was reconstructed in 1921. The Devil's Den is what is left of a neolithic passage grave on Fyfield Down. Two standing stones, a capstone and two fallen stones are all that remain of what was the entrance to a long mound, described in the 1920s as being around 230 ft long and 17 tons in weight.Show more
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