Calstone and Cherhill Downs

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Cherhill Down, with a chalk white horse, Iron Age hillfort and obelisk has breath-taking views over the wildlife haven of Calstone coombes.

Calstone and Cherhill Downs

Things to see and do 

Evening view over rolling hills

What's special about Calstone and Cherhill Downs?

The National Trust looks after Calstone and Cherhill Downs because of their rich and diverse natural habitats and because the rolling hills and deep enclosing coombes allow people to escape into nature. A climb to the top of Cherhill will have you standing on ancient banks and ditches, once home to Bronze Age and Iron Age families. The later monument stand out for miles around.

Spring flower and rolling downs

Exploring the downs on foot

There's only one way to appreciate these downs and that's by foot. You can explore by finding your own way, or if you prefer you can follow a set route taking you through some of the loveliest parts of the downs.

Calstone and Cherhill Downs

Wildlife 

Calstone and Cherhill Downs are a haven for wildlife

Calstone and Cherhill Downs

History

The history of Calstone and Cherhill Downs

Calstone and Cherhill Downs

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Wildflowers on a hillside

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Calstone and Cherhill Downs

Our work

Avebury stone circle in winter sunshine

Exploring Wiltshire's National Trust Landscapes 

Find out more about the countryside sites that the Wiltshire Landscape National Trust team look after. With twelve sites in total, as well as some smaller associated sites, there are may beautiful places to explore.