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Great Bedwyn and Wilton Windmill Walk

EASY 3 reviews

Great Bedwyn and Wilton Windmill Walk is a 8.9 kilometer loop trail located near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 8.9 km Elevation Gain: 142 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips



partially paved




no shade

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.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

steam day at crofton and bluebells made this a fabulous walk. Even a bride turning up for her very posh looking wedding at the end in Great Bedwyn

Friday, March 20, 2015

A really lovely varied walk - canal, woods, historical interest. The windmill site has picnic tables and benches which make for a perfect halfway stop for a picnic - yes, even on 20th March it was warm enough to stop for a picnic.

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