Please Note: this walk has already happened.

We walk through the village then take a steep bridleway up to the downs, a National Trust nature Reserve. We pass the barrows on Little Down, then look for specialist chalk downland flowers, butterflies and moths; listening out for farmland birds – skylark, yellowhammer, corn bunting, stonechat. We head towards Ranscombe bottom then up Calstone Down, up to Cherhill Down, the Lansdowne Monument, and Oldbury Hill above the Cherhill White Horse. We take a different bridleway back towards Cherhill then across a field back to Juggler’s Lane.

There will be a handout on how to identify the wildlife.

Walk Leader/organisation: Judy from North-West Wiltshire Ramblers

Walk Information

  • Booking: Free – 20 places – booking essential
  • Distance & approximate duration: 4 miles – up to 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Fairly strenuous. 250m ascent up steep bridleways and narrow paths on chalk downs. There are several stiles.
  • Accessibility: Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Suitable for older children
  • Dogs: Sorry, no dogs

For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.

  • Meeting point: Juggler’s Lane, Cherhill, SN11 8XN (at the north end of Park Lane, Cherhill) What3Words: flamenco.bleak.airless
  • Public Transport: No buses on Sundays. Lift available by Ramblers members from Chippenham or Calne (see below)
  • Parking: Park on Juggler’s Lane
  • Nearby Refreshments: Black Horse Inn on A4 The Black Horse (theblackhorsecherhill.com)
  • Closest Toilets: At the Black Horse Inn

Further Information

If you would like a lift from Chippenham or Calne, please contact the walk leader after booking (their number will be on your booking confirmation)

For more information and other walks, see North West Wiltshire Ramblers

For general information on the Ramblers and to find other groups and walks near you, see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/

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Cherhill View to white horse - credit Judy Hible