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Rural Escapes

If the great outdoors is your thing then we have the perfect place for you… Wiltshire!

We are very lucky here as we have not one, not two but three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a section of the New Forest National Park and over 8,200 footpaths waiting to be explored.

Have you spotted any of the eight White Horses dotted around our county yet? Our oldest dates from 1778 yet our most recent one dates from just 1999 and was carved in celebration of the Millennium.

You might have heard of Salisbury Plain which sits in the middle of our county. In addition to being a military training area, the land is home to some unique wildlife including the recently reintroduced Great Bustard – our county’s bird. Within the Plain there is also the abandoned village of Imber which opens at various times during the year.

You can also follow sections of the Rivers Avon and Thames as they flow through the county and keen boaters, cyclists and walkers should head to the Kennet & Avon Canal for a peaceful day out. Learn more about our rivers and canals here.  

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