See article here from West Wilts Rambling Group about local footpath improvement and maintenance. Also a really useful link to the Wiltshire Council Rights of Way Explorer map

March Walk: Wednesday 13th March – Box

Meet/Park: 10am in the carpark of The Quarrymans Arms, Box Hill, Corsham SN13 8HN where we’ll have lunch. It would be helpful if we can carshare as much as possible.

Distance: just under 6 miles though the beautiful Bybrook valley.

Terrain: We are near Box, there will be some hills! If the fields are too muddy we can alter the route to nearby lanes. This is a lovely area to walk with great views across the valley.

Lunch: At The Quarrymans Arms for those that would like to stay. Please let Suzanne know by Friday 1st March that you will be joining the walk, so that she can send you a menu, as it is helpful to have pre-orders for lunch.

Contact: Walk leader Suzanne Wickham, tel 01380 870476, email

NOTE: In May, June, July and August, we intend to add some shorter walks to the usual schedule. These walks will be aimed at those of us that find longer walks and uneven terrain a bit more challenging now, but would still like to get out in the fresh air for a bimble with friends. We’ll aim to keep the walks to no more than 3 miles, flat, on good tracks and paths, and without stiles. We will, as always, start and end at at a pub and will stop for a coffee break on the way, either in a cafe if available or bring a flask, ending up at the pub for lunch. There will be no rush, just steady bimbles to relax into and enjoy.

We hope to do the first walk in May: details will be here on the village website, and where possible in the Parish magazine. If you have any ideas about where you would like to go or what days you would like to walk, please let Geoff know, and remember this is open to everybody, not just regular walkers.

Geoff West 01380 870425 e-mail  (yes only one ‘f’)

Main Walks and Leaders 2019-20 season

  • APRIL – Isobel Geddes
  • MAY – Rachel and Tony Howe
  • JUNE – Sarah Dow
  • JULY – Geoff West
  • AUGUST – Pete and Grace Gardner
  • SEPTEMBER – Bob Ayres
  • OCTOBER – Paul Lenaerts and John Tucker
  • NOVEMBER – Colin Dimbylow
  • DECEMBER – Pete and Grace Gardner
  • JANUARY 2019 – Sarah Dow
  • FEBRUARY – Barbara Lewendon
  • MARCH – Suzanne Wickham
  • APRIL – Isobel Geddes

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History of the Walking Group

Thanks to Ray Ward who started the group almost 10 years ago, and to he and David Bodman who have organised so many walks over the years.

We continue to meet once a month for walks which are always followed by a fabulous pub lunch. Walks vary, usually between 4 – 7 miles, and we pace ourselves to suit the slowest walker, with time to enjoy the views. New members are always welcome!

Full details published in the Village Magazine and here on the village website. For more information contact Tony and Rachel Howe on 01380 870661 or email