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Fri 16th   Start 10:00  
Wiltshire - Walk 0
Wiltshire - Group Holiday
Meet Neil at Wiltshire Area.
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MEET: Wiltshire Area, Salisbury Plain
SU 11302 55933
Wiltshire Group Holiday.
Five thousand five hundred years of history ...
Henges, barrows, canals, railways and ancient woodlands.
Nine days walking from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th September.
The terrain includes hills from 300 to 670 ft ascent and descent.
This is only slightly more strenuous than the Shellingford series.
Please book your own accommodation in the area.
There is no obligation to attend all nine walks.
Arrive and depart when you like to suit your commitments.

BROCHURE

THE WALKS SEPTEMBER 2022

10 a.m. starts. 6.5 to 8.5 mile walks.

1) Sat 17, Great Bedwyn and Crofton Pumping Station, Canal and Rail - 7.7 Miles.
2) Sun 18, Calne and Bowood Lake - 8.4 Miles
3) Mon 19, Avebury, Silbury and West Kennett - 8 Miles.
4) Tue 20, Pewsey Downs and the White Horse Trail - 7.5 Miles.
5) Wed 21, Amesbury and Stonehenge - 8.5 Miles.
6) Thu 22, Calstone Down. A faded white horse. Shorter but hilly - 6.5 Miles.
7) Fri 23, Savernake Ancient Forest - 7 Miles
8) Sat 24, Devizes, The canal and another white horse - 7.5 miles.
9) Sun 25, West Woods - 7 Miles

The photos in this guide were taken in late November. Everything should be greener when we visit!

The walks ascend and descend from 300 to 670 feet. For comparison, a typical Suffolk walk might have 150 feet of ascent and descent.

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Food: Picnic Lunches
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Sat 17th   Start 10:00   Miles 7.7
Wiltshire - Walk 1
Great Bedwyn
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MEET: Great Bedwyn, St Mary, Church Street , SN8 3PE
SU 27710 64281
Visit the summit of the Kennet and Avon Canal.
If it's open, visit the pumping station at Crofton.
About half the walk is close to the canal and railway.
The return path crosses the Tottenham Estate.
This walk has 351 feet ascent and descent.

Map/s: X 157, 158
Food: Picnic Lunch
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Sun 18th   Start 10:00   Miles 8.4
Wiltshire - Walk 2
Calne
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MEET: Calne, Church Street CP, off A4, Carnegie Mews/New Road, Free on Sundays , SN11 0SQ
ST 99796 70960
Visit Bowood Lake and walk the disused railway.
This walk has 400 feet of ascent and descent.

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Food: Picnic Lunch
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Mon 19th   Start 10:00   Miles 8
Wiltshire - Walk 3
Avebury Silbury West Kennet
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MEET: Avebury, NT, Off A4361, Beckhampton Rd , SN8 1QT
SU 09953 69658
Visit Silbury Hill, West Kennet long barrow and finish at the Avebury stone circle.
Parking costs seven pounds. Free for NT members.
There are attractions including shops, a restaurant, the Red Lion pub, a museum and more.
This walk has 302 feet of ascent and descent.
The A4 crossing at The Sanctuary is tricky. Take great care.
The Mid Wiltshire group has been invited to join us.

Map/s: X 157
Food: Picnic Lunch
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Tue 20th   Start 10:00   Miles 7.5
Wiltshire - Walk 4
Pewsey Downs
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MEET: Pewsey Down, Workway Drove , SN8 4JX
SU 11576 63820
Walk along the ridge of the White Horse and drop down for a mile along the Kennet and Avon canal. There are 535 feet of ascent and descent on this walk. In clear weather, Salisbury plain can be seen and heard if live fire training is taking place. In certain weather conditions, föhn (fern) effect, there is a microclimate that makes the sun shine on the white horse.
The Mid Wiltshire group has been invited to join us.

Map/s: X 157
Food: Picnic Lunch
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Wed 21st   Start 10:00   Miles 8.5
Wiltshire - Walk 5
Amesbury and Stonehenge
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MEET: Amesbury, Recreation Road, Cemetery , SP4 7BE
SU 14990 41121
Walk close to Stonehenge approaching along the Avenue.
This walk has 407 ft of ascent and descent.
The route crosses the river Avon twice.
Take extra care crossing the A303!
The Mid Wiltshire group has been invited to join us.

Map/s: X 130
Food: Picnic Lunch
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Thu 22nd   Start 10:00   Miles 6.5
Wiltshire - Walk 6
Calstone Down
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MEET: Small Grain Picnic Area, Bishops Cannings, South off A4 , SN10 2LP
SU 01915 67145
The white horse was in dire need of a clean. It was hard to see.
This walk has 666 feet of ascent and descent.
The Mid Wiltshire group has been invited to join us.

Map/s: X 157
Food: Picnic Lunch
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Fri 23rd   Start 10:00   Miles 7
Wiltshire - Walk 7
Savernake Forest
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MEET: Marlborough, Savernake Forest, Long Harry , SN8 4ND
SU 19894 67963
Visit this ancient woodland of beech, oak and many other trees.
This walk has 328 feet of ascent and descent.
The Mid Wiltshire group has been invited to join us.

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Food: Picnic Lunch
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Sat 24th   Start 10:00   Miles 7.5
Wiltshire - Walk 8
Devizes
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MEET: Devizes, Roundway , SN10 2HZ
SU 01503 64195
Devizes and the Caen Hill flight of locks followed by Rowde village.
Plus another white horse at Roundway.
The permissive path version (recommended) avoids some busy road walking.
The Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre is close to our, possibly extended, lunch stop.
This walk has 486 feet of ascent and descent.
The Mid Wiltshire group has been invited to join us.

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Food: Picnic Lunch
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Sun 25th   Start 10:00   Miles 7
Wiltshire - Walk 9
West Woods
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MEET: Marlborough, West Woods, South off A4 towards Clatford , SN8 4DZ
SU 16203 66651
The west Woods are south of the A4. The route includes the National Trust site at Lockeridge Dene and Piggledene where sarsen stones litter the landscape. Most of the walk is in woodland. This walk has 600 feet of ascent and descent.
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