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Norton Bavant and Scratchbury Hill is a 5.0 kilometer 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.

Distance: 5.0 km Elevation Gain: 171 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips




no shade

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.

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