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


There will be a meeting of the Keevil Walkers on Thursday 13th February at Little Martins, 69A Martins Road, Keevil commencing at 10.00 am. The purpose of this meeting is to make arrangements for the monthly walks over the next year.

All current Keevil Walkers are warmly invited and also those interested in becoming part of the group. Further details from Rachel and Tony Howe tel. 870661 or email

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RAMBLERS January walk: Wednesday 29th January – Hallatrow, Paulton and the Double Hills Memorial

Meet/park: in the carpark of The Old Station Inn, Hallatrow BS39 6EN, ready to walk at 10.15am.

Distance/terrain: A lovely and varied circular 5 mile ramble, starting from the quirky Old Station Inn in Hallatrow (where we’ll be having lunch), heading out of the village and across the fields to the Double Hills Memorial, where we’ll pause for a coffee and take in the grand view before heading down through Paulton, picking up the byway onto the Limestone Link, and returning to Hallatrow via Stephens Vale Nature Reserve.

Terrain really is mixed but generally pretty easy-going – some gentle hills, footpaths, fields and a bit of quiet roadwork, no stiles. Obviously if we get a wet spell there may be some mud around gates, but I’ll reccy again the week before.

100dpi colour-41Lunch: at The Old Station Inn, a very homely quirky place chock full of memorabilia: lunch choices from the menu on their website, (click here for a PDF), also they have regular specials such as Pie of the Day, Fish of the Day, Soup of the Day, roast pork belly, a curry, and ‘The Pig Out’ – just call them to find out what’s on 01761 452228. Please let me have numbers and choices by end of day Sunday 26th January

Contact: Sarah Dow 01380 871729, 07870 909757, or email

RAMBLERS February walk: Tuesday 25th February – Berwick St James

Meet/park: in the carpark of The Boot Inn, Berwick St James. More details in due course.

Distance/terrain: 4-5 miles, no stiles

Lunch: at The Boot Inn, Berwick St James

Contact: Walk leader Barbara Lewendon

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BIMBLING NOTE: In May, June, July and August 2019 we added some shorter walks (bimbles) to the usual schedule. These walks are 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. They are no more than 3 miles, flat, on good tracks and paths, and without stiles. As always, we 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’s no rush, just steady bimbles to relax into and enjoy.

If you have any ideas about where you would like to go next year or what days you like to walk, please let Geoff know, and remember this is open to everybody, not just regular walkers. Geoff West 01380 870425 e-mail

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 Gardner13th August, Woodhenge-Stonehenge
  • SEPTEMBER – Bob Ayres, 17th September, Biddestone
  • OCTOBER – Paul Lenaerts and John Tucker, 22nd October, Chippenham to Lacock and the Wilts & Berks Canal
  • NOVEMBER – Colin Dimbylow, 13th November, Seend Head-K & A canal path
  • DECEMBER – Pete and Grace Gardner, 10th December, Bradford On Avon Marina to Avoncliff
  • JANUARY 2020 – Sarah Dow, 29th January, Hallatrow-Paulton and Double Hills
  • FEBRUARY – Barbara Lewendon, 25th February, Berwick St James
  • 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