Winter walks in Wiltshire

What better way to soak up the history and mystery of Wiltshire's ancient monuments and countryside than on a winter's walk?

Family walking dogs

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

We’ve opened more than 130 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.

The henge and circle at Avebury

Winter warmer walk

Why not leave the crowds behind and join archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall for a winter ramble around the stone circles? You'll learn all about prehistoric Avebury from the expert, followed by Christmas liqueur and mince pies in the National Trust shop where you'll have the chance to shop with a 10% discount.

Calstone Downs

Calstone Down tranquil walk

Enjoy a walk dotted with many archaeological features and butterflies in the summer, with a view from the top that will take your breath away.

A view from Whitesheet Hill

Stourhead Whitesheet Hill walk

Look out for tree sparrows and other interesting birds and take in the panoramic views over the Stourhead estate and surrounding countryside on a walk of considerable archaeological interest. Please be aware you need to book ahead of visit.

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.

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.

Standing Stones at Avebury

Avebury archaeology walk

Starting at the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site, this walk takes you through the remains of the largest stone circle in the world and along the West Kennet Avenue into rolling chalk downland.


World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire