Summer walks in Wiltshire

There are great view points to discover, wildlife to spot and wildflowers in abundance across Wiltshire this summer. Why not try one of these walks to see what you encounter?

Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, seen across the river.

Lacock riverside walk

Explore the medieval market village of Lacock and see beautiful views of Lacock Abbey as you follow the banks of the River Avon on this 2 mile walk. This picturesque route takes you through the medieval village and out to the surrounding countryside.

Stone circle and village

Avebury Ridgeway walk

Starting at the heart of the World Heritage Site, this walk takes you trough the remains of the largest stone circle in the world and along the West Kennet Avenue into beautiful rolling chalk downland. You'll catch glimpses of mysterious Silbury Hill, pass Bronze Age burial mounds and walk along ancient roads with fabulous views.

A wildflower meadow surrounding King Alfred's Tower at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead King Alfred’s Tower walk

This is a circular walk of historic interest which takes you up through beautiful woodlands to King Alfred’s Tower and returning through Park Hill Camp Iron Age Hill Fort and Turner’s Paddock. Please be aware you must book ahead before visiting.

West Kennet Long Barrow

West Kennett round

A circular walk with historic ancient monuments in the beautiful setting of Wiltshire's chalk grassland, with a variety of wildlife and wildflowers to enjoy.

Cherhill Down

Cherhill downland walk

A walk to the top of Cherhill Down will reward you with wonderful views and the chance to explore Oldbury Castle hill fort which, during the summer, is covered in wildflowers.

Dinton Park

Dinton Park walk

Explore a tranquil, historic parkland on this gentle walk secluded within the Nadder Valley. You’ll uncover a grand neo-Classical house, an ornamental lake and plenty of wildlife.

Sunrise over Silbury Hill

Around Silbury Hill

This walk takes you around one of the most important sites in the World Heritage Site. Silbury Hill is the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe and was built between 4,400 and 4,300 years ago. It would have taken hundreds of people working continually for several years to build Silbury Hill, using only stone and bone tools.

Cley Hill and sky

Cley Hill Trail

A beautiful walk filled with fabulous views, wildlife and history. Taking in every possible terrain from steep chalk grassland, through woods, farmland and picturesque villages.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.