The Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge

These twelve self-led walks take you all over the Wiltshire Landscape, exploring the National Trust countryside sites, from panoramic hilltops to deep coombes. Every site you visit is special for some reason, be it the archaeology, rare wildflowers or wildlife havens.

The Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge consists of a series of twelve walks which take you to all of the National Trust sites cared for by the Wiltshire Landscape team.

You'll get to visit some wonderful places, including Figsbury Ring, White Barrow, Dinton Park, Windmill Hill at Avebury, Cley Hill, The Coombes at Hinton Parva, Stonehenge Landscape, Piggledene, Sutton Lane Meadows, Calstone and Cherhill Down, Lockeridge Dene and Pepperbox Hill (scroll through the images above or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wiltshire-landscape to see these special places).

The walks range between approx 4 and 10 miles each and follow national footpaths, public rights of way, bridleways, byways, and are all partially, but not completely, on National Trust land.

All those completing the challenge before 31 December 2019 can enter a prize draw, the lucky winner will receive a £300 Cotswold Outdoor voucher.  To enter, participants must purchase a Wiltshire Landscape Walking Challenge pack and take a 'selfie' of themselves on each walk to prove that they have completed it. 

The walking challenge packs cost £12 and you'll receive twelve printed walks, a handy map holder and instructions on how to enter the competition, as well as a voucher for a free hot drink at Avebury.  Click here to sign up now.

We hope that you enjoy the walking challenge.

(Terms and conditions can be found via the link below.)

Please noteAs parts of these routes follow land that is not owned and maintained by the National Trust, we cannot guarantee that they will be as well maintained as we would hope.  All the walks were tested and were good condition in the winter and spring of 2018 and we will continue to monitor them; should you encounter any problems please let us know via wiltshire.countryside@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Dogs are welcome on ALL the walks, as long as they are kept on a lead, under control and on the route indicated on the map.  (The Stonehenge Landscape walk states that dogs are not allowed - however although they are banned in some areas of the landscape, they ARE allowed on this particular walk).

 

 

Can you 'Walk for the Wall'?

The thatched wall in the Avebury Manor garden
Long view of church wall
The thatched wall in the Avebury Manor garden

There's also an opportunity to challenge yourself even further and help raise money for this year's fundraising project by seeking sponsorship for your walks via JustGiving. There's no obligation to do this but if you would like to join in then click here Raising sponsorship (PDF / 0.3MB) download for information. This year we're raising money to rethatch Avebury Manor Garden church wall - you can find out more about it here.  Should you have any queries on this please email avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk.