Exploring Wiltshire's National Trust Landscapes

The National Trust's Wiltshire Landscape sites offer unspoilt countryside peppered with a rich variety of archaeological remains. Looked after by the National Trust Wiltshire Landscape rangers these sites are a haven for wildlife, stunningly beautiful and the perfect places to escape from the stresses of life. You can also join in the Walking Challenge and explore these sites on foot.

Evening sun over the downs

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.

Stately home and trees

Rolling parkland with tranquil views

The well-worn paths with occasional benches offer the chance to explore the character of the woodlands and substantial views across the park and wider landscape. (Note: the house isn't open to the public).

Circular brick building

A chalk ridge landmark with rich natural heritage

Commanding the high point on the chalk ridge south-east of Salisbury, Pepperbox Hill is topped by an early example of a brick folly surrounded by a diverse habitat.

Lansdowne Monument

Breath-taking views and peaceful valleys

The high Cherhill Downs offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and you can enjoy the contast of the tranquill Calstone Coombes which are one of Wiltshire's hidden gems.

Blossom and barrow

A well preserved Neolithic long barrow

An excellent example of a Neolithic long barrow. The site supports rare bees only found at a handful of sites in Britain.


A landscape littered with lichen-rich stones

Sheltered valleys containing well developed 'boulder streams' of sarsen stones which are of ecological interest for the lichens they support as well as their geological importance.

Figsbury Ring in sunshine

Neolithic and Iron Age archaeological site

Neolithic and Iron Age site rich in wildlife, offering sweeping views of surrounding countryside. Discover an unusually designed Iron Age hill fort, containing a smaller central, possibly Neolithic, enclosure.

Green rolling hillside

A distinctive landmark with panoramic views

Explore the botanically rich chalk downland and discover an abundance of wild flowers teeming with insect life. The site is also significant for its geology and archaeology.

Flowers in meadow

Traditional wild flower hay meadows

Three enclosed fields of exceptionally species-rich, unimproved, neutral grassland, managed as traditional hay meadows. With its population of green-winged and southern marsh orchids,this is one of the best meadow sites in Wiltshire.