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Norton Bavant and Scratchbury Hill is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Warminster, Wiltshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 561 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Views Wildlife No shade
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Getting There

This short circular walk begins in the Wiltshire chalk hills starting from the tiny village of Norton Bavant. The walk climbs out and up to Scratchbury Hill, one of the finest Iron Age hill forts in Wiltshire, and then continues through arable farmland to return to the village. The views from Scratchbury Hill are really wonderful. The walk has several kissing gates but no stiles. There are several climbs and descents but they are all either gradual or short in nature. The chalk grassland paths are narrow and uneven and can be quite slippery after wet weather. There are sheep grazing in several of the fields so take care with dogs. The walk is quite remote so there are no toilets or refreshments on route. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

The walk starts from the centre of the tiny village of Norton Bavant just off the B3414, south of Warminster in Wiltshire. There is no car park so please park on the roadside with respect for the residents. The '€˜Go' marker on the map marks a small concrete lay-by where there is parking for 3 or 4 cars, just next to some disused corrugated iron outbuildings. Approximate post code BA12 7BB.

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Simon H
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Sally Venn-Coogan
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Shaun Kavanagh
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Great hike - amazing views. It starts off a little slow on the main roads, but once the climb starts it’s beautiful. It’s worth a little detour to the top of one of the hills for the 360 views.

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Annie Rokoduguni
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Ben Gray
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Andrew Ford
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