Welcome to the
North Wessex Downs Walking Festival
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With 28 walks on offer across the length and breadth of the North Wessex Downs our festival is a celebration of the stunning landscapes, gorgeous scenery and top-class walking country that the AONB has to offer – and its 50th Anniversary as a protected landscape.

We have opportunities for you to seek out wildlife, history or culture, visit a farm, follow an accessible trail, picnic with the family, improve your navigation skills or simply to soak up the views from the top of the downs. Many of the walks are free. Join our knowledgeable and welcoming guides to discover more as they bring alive some of their favourite places in the North Wessex Downs.

We are very grateful to all our partners who are helping us by organising and leading walks.

Find the perfect walk for you by either scrolling through the list in ‘List View’ or using the map.  You can filter the walks in either view and hit ‘Lets GO’.

We look forward to seeing you!

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

Filter Walks:
image credits: Jefferies and Barbury Castle - Creative Commons, Family Walk - Forestry England, Savernake - Forestry England, Jones's Mill - Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership, Crux Easton Wind Engine - Jackie Browne, Hill View - Cocklebury Farm, The Ridgeway_Streatley Warren - Pipsticks Walks, The Rose of Hungerford – KACT, Walking Group - S&G Mind, Marlborough High Street - greatwestway.co.uk, The Green at Sunset - Marlborough Town Council, View from Ladle Hill autumn - Charmaine Hoey, Roundway hill - National Grid Benjamen Graham, At Stonebridge – ARK, Golden Hour Green Drove - Jonathan Helps, Cherhill view to white horse - Judy Hible, Accessible walk - John Boler, Sarsen stones on the downs above Ashdown House- Lesley Dunlop, Walkers - Wessex WALX, Beckhampton Corn Bunting - Judy Hible, Bedwyn Brail Sweet Chestnut - Judy Haynes, Faccombe estate- Jackie Browne, Map & Compass Selection - Philippa Saunders, Coopers in the Wood - Charmaine Hoey, Letcombe Valley Pond - Jacky Akam, John Piper Window_Farnborough - Philippa Sanders, Calstone - Adonis blue on wild carrot - Judy Hible