North Wessex Downs AONB, Units 3-4, Denford Manor, Lower Denford, Hungerford, RG17 0UN
01488 685 440  info@northwessexdowns.org.uk

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North Wessex Downs Walks Leaflets

Walks

Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the North Wessex Downs with this selection of walks.

They give you many opportunities to enjoy a quick stroll, an afternoon hike, or plan a longer trip for a day or a weekend. Before you set out you're recommended to wear appropriate outdoor clothing and boots, carry and use an Ordnance Survey map and observe the Countryside Code. All the walks outlined on this website have been created by organisations independent of the North Wessex Downs AONB.

Walking the North Wessex Downs Through Art, History and Literature

Walking

The North Wessex Downs worked with Wiltshire Heritage Museum to produce a high quality walking guide based on four objects in the Museum.

  • Walk 1: Liddington Hill, frequented by Richard Jefferies who wrote evocatively of the English countryside in the late 19th century. This walk is linked to his autobiography The Story of My Heart.
  • Walk 2: Avebury, linked with paintings by the Romantic painter David Inshaw who fell in love with the landscape of the North Wessex Downs and continues to paint here.
  • Walk 3: Morgan’s Hill. linked with the medieval silver seal matrix of Geve of Calstone found in 1992 at the manor of Calstone. Walk 4: Kennet & Avon Canal, linked with a rare and beautiful Roman pin brooch inscribed Lucianus, found in 1993 at Woodborough.

Visit the Wiltshire Heritage Museum website for further details

40th Anniversary 'Icons' Project

Icons

The North Wessex Downs commissioned local artist, Anna Dillon to produce these delightful representations of different aspects of the AONB landscape. The illustrations are available as a set of postcards, while prints can be purchased directly from the artist.

Please contact the North Wessex Downs office for further information, or see the page in our Projects section which describes the icons in further detail.