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


Meet/Park: 9.30am in the carpark at the New Inn, Westwood

Distance/terrain: Around 6 1/2 miles. Starting and finishing in pretty Westwood, we’ll enjoy some of the best of the beautiful Frome Valley, including woodland, open fields, country farms, riverside, glimpses of the castle as we pass through Farleigh Hungerford, and the mill at Tellisford. Terrain is mixed and undulating with several stiles, but going is easy enough underfoot and only one steepish (but short) hill to climb.

Lunch: at the New Inn, Westwood – please carshare as much as possible to avoid taking up too much space in their carpark. Depending on numbers, we may be able to order lunches on the day, so do let me know if you’re coming as soon as you can.

Contact: Walk Leader Sarah Dow: please let me know if would like to join us and/or will be staying for lunch: | 01380 871729 | 07870 909757.

BIMBLERS June Walk: Wednesday 26th June: Holt-Great Chalfield

Meet/park: 10am in the carpark of the Glove Factory Studios, Holt

Distance/terrain: From GFS we will walk across the fields to Great Chalfield where we can visit the lovely little church and stop outside the house for coffee, so bring your flask along or there is a small café in the courtyard if you would rather (and have your membership card with you). Returning in a circular route, all in a steady walk of just under 3 miles over well used paths that are quite manageable, one or two undulations but nothing too daunting for an ardent Bimbler.

Lunch: in the Field Kitchen at Glove Factory Studios

Contact: Geoff West 01380 870425 or if you would like to join us.

RAMBLERS July Walk: Tuesday 9th July – Marlborough Downs

Meet/Park: 9.30am in the carpark at the Outside Chance in Manton

Distance/terrain: Around 5 1/2 miles steady walk with one or two stiles and lovely views over the Marlborough downs. We’ll climb out of Manton village and pick up the path that cuts across the downs above Marlborough, then drop down into the town and cut through the college grounds along lanes that lead back to Manton.

Lunch: at the Outside Chance

Contact: Walk Leader Geoff West 01380 870425 or if you would like to join us.

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BIMBLING NOTE: In May, June, July and August, we intend to add some shorter walks (bimbles) 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 them 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.

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 RAMBLER Walks and Leaders 2019-20 season

  • APRIL – Isobel Geddes: Thursday 25th April, Longleat
  • MAY – Rachel and Tony Howe, cancelled
  • JUNE – Sarah Dow: Weds 12th June, Westwood-Tellisford
  • JULY – Geoff West: Tues 9th July, Marlborough
  • 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

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