Walking is a great alternative to many forms of motorised transport. It is a terrific way to explore Wiltshire’s many urban centres and take in the sights and sounds on foot. It can leave you feeling refreshed and energised before starting work and it also offers you valuable time to relax and unwind after a hard day in the office.
Did you know?
That walking a mile burns almost the same amount of calories as running a mile.
Why not use our Journey Planner to help you find the most suitable route for you? Or download one of our walking maps to help you get around:
Rural and Leisure walking
Walking through Wiltshire’s Countryside really shows you rural England at its best. Wiltshire is famous for prehistoric sites and white horses cut into the chalk hillsides and it is also a haven for wildlife. Much of the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is particularly suited to getting about on foot.
There are a great variety of walks available in Wiltshire, from long distance treks to afternoon strolls. You can find out more about some of the walks available and download walking routes on the Walking in Wiltshire page of the Visit Wiltshire website, or try one of these walking maps.
- Bradford-on-Avon leisure walks
- Calne Blue Plaque Trail
- Devizes Town Trail interactive map
- Marlborough Blue Plaque walk
- Pewsey Vale
- Salisbury bus walking map
- Salisbury bus walks route guide
- Salisbury, Avon Valley, Old Sarum, Bishopdown leisure walks
- Salisbury and Bemerton leisure walks
- Salisbury – Harnham Cathedral Britford leisure walks
- Salisbury – Milford Laverstock leisure walks
The Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership has published its Station Walks Guide. The guide offers 30 self-guided river themed walks for all abilities from rail stations in South Hampshire and Salisbury.
Transwilts have released their own guide to Railway journeys and Walks that take you on a ride to start one of many leisurely or challenging walks along the railway line. Suitable for days out or a staycation, these walks will have you exploring the beautiful countryside taking in breathtaking views and fresh air.
Wiltshire Connect walks
We have developed a range of leaflets designed to help you explore the local area where your Wiltshire Connect service runs. These leaflets detail a range of walks in the rural area and show you how you can use the on-demand bus service to access start and finish points for the walks.
These leaflets have been developed in partnership with British Waterways and concentrate on access to the picturesque Kennet & Avon Canal which runs through the heart of the Vale of Pewsey.
PDF versions of each of these leaflets can be viewed and printed by clicking the links below:
Please Note: The bus service information in these leaflets is out of date. Please go to the Wiltshire Connect page for updated information: WiltshireConnect
Cycling and walking guides for Wiltshire are also available from the Sustrans online shop.