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Ramsbury and Littlecote House is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 413 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Muddy No shade Historic site
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Getting There

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.

The village of Ramsbury sits within the Kennet Valley in Wiltshire, very close to the boundary with Berkshire. It lies 12 miles south of Swindon and can be accessed via Jn14 of the M4. The walk starts and finishes in the village square at the centre of Ramsbury. This is marked by a triangular green with an oak tree and is where High Street and Oxford Street meet. There is plenty of roadside parking within the village, but please park with respect for the residents. Approximate post code SN8 2PE.

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Richard Martin
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Alison Dixon
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Long slow inclines, fabulous views and a bonus stop at the mosaic too.

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Tony Elsey
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An interesting and varied trail particularly the first half of the walk to Littlecote House (a stunning building) and the Roman villa and mosaic. From there on back to Ramsbury it is a little samey. But all in all well worth the time.

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Lindsey Chapman
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Bill Booth
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Very good treck 10/10 would recommend, delightful Roman architecture and mosaic at half way point of the expedition. Must visit, very happy

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Anna Steed
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Easy many gravel paths

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Natasha Drury
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Beautiful walk with the family on a beautiful sunny day!

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Amy Adams
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Beautiful walk with stunning scenery! definitely recommend.

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Katherine Allan
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WalkingMuddy

Great, easy walk, also brilliant as an off-lead walk as no cattle/roads to negotiate. Took us circa two hours at a leisurely pace.

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Richard Martin
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Excellent walk with clear directions. The house is stunning and the mosaic floor was incredible. Well recommended.

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William McCartney
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Issey Rae
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Chris Down
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Steve Upton
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Stephen Mulcahy
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Chris Down
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Derek Baker
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Lucy Phillips
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Natalie Muirhead
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Carys Muirhead
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Paul Shiel
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ashkan motamedi
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ashkan motamedi
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Lianne Murray
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