Surrounded by countryside hills, peaceful canals and National Landscapes, Wiltshire boasts a range of ways to help you stay active this season. From cycling along the Ridgeway, Europe’s oldest road, to enjoying a tranquil walk through stunning gardens, here are our Top 10 Ways to Stay Active in Wiltshire…

Walking in Wiltshire

Did you know that half of Wiltshire is designated as a National Landscape? From the famous Cotswolds to North Wessex Downs, and everywhere in between, this county offers over 8,200 walking paths to discover!

Lake Reflections at Stourhead National Trust

Stourhead, National Trust

Take in the magnificent views at Stourhead as you walk around the perimeter of the famous lake, exploring grottoes and temples as you pass through its colourful landscape. For a longer adventure, head to the borders of the Stourhead Estate where you will find King Alfred’s Tower. Here, you can climb up to the top of the 160ft red-brick folly and be rewarded with incredible views of Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

Wiltshire is home to a world-class collection of Stately Homes and Gardens, all creating the perfect location for a peaceful stroll…

The Kennet and Avon Canal

One of England’s most famous waterways, the Kennet and Avon Canal passes through Wiltshire and offers plenty opportunities for a peaceful walk all year round! Not only can you discover a wealth of wildlife along the canal, but Wiltshire is home to some iconic sights including Crofton Pumping Station and Caen Hill Locks, a 29-flight stretching over 2-miles!

Walking Tours in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is known for its rich history and beautiful landscape and our Walking Tours are the perfect combination of both! Explore historic towns and villages or discover world famous landmarks, all whilst taking in the stunning scenery of Wiltshire’s countryside. Browse through our range of touring companies and book your Walking Tour in Wiltshire today!

Corsham Walking Festival

Head to Corsham this June for the town’s annual Walking Festival. Covering a variety of distances from 1.5 miles to 16, there will also be plenty opportunities to discover more of the town’s heritage with their guided walks. Here you will discover Ancient Parishes and Manor Houses, as well as hidden valleys, meandering brooks and surrounding beautiful countryside!

Cycling in Wiltshire

There’s no better place to get out on your bike than through Wiltshire’s country lanes this season. Perfect for family days out, or those seeking a bit more adventure, Wiltshire offers a range of cycling routes guaranteed to excite all!

Wiltshire Cycleway

Enjoy a scenic journey as you travel along the Wiltshire Cycleway, passing through many of the county’s most attractive places to visit including Bradford on Avon, Salisbury, and Marlborough. Better yet, this 160-mile route features a network of shorter, cross county routes. Here, you can enjoy a wide choice of distance and terrain as you cycle along the Kennet and Avon Canal, through the Vale of Pewsey or down the Wylye Valley.

Salisbury to Stonehenge

Take in some of the most iconic sites of Wiltshire with a bike ride from Salisbury to Stonehenge. Choose to pass through Woodford Valley and along various bridleways, or Old Sarum for a more historical tour of the area, all ending up at the world-famous Stonehenge!

New Forest Cycling Tours Salisbury

New Forest Cycling Tours

Running a variety of guided cycle rides in Wiltshire and beyond, join New Forest Cycling Tours for your chance to step back in time as you explore some of Wiltshire’s fascinating heritage on two wheels!

See the county like never before by booking a unique Cycling Tour this season…

Other Activities in Wiltshire

For those looking for an exciting way to stay active this season that’s different from the norm, Wiltshire offers plenty of unusual activities to try.

The Arc, Climbing Academy

Why not have a go at bouldering or roped climbing at The Arc Climbing Academy in Chippenham. Featuring a striking outdoor climbing wall, free skatepark and indoor facilities, The Arc is the best way to keep active this new year. Climbing is a great sport for physical and mental health and can be enjoyed by all ages, creating the ideal family day out!

Water Fun at Cotswold Water Park

Set in 42 square miles of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire countryside is the Cotswold Water Park, a unique area featuring over 180 lakes! Here, you can enjoy all sorts of water sports including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and more. There is also an inland beach if you fancy a relaxing paddle. Surrounding the lakes are miles of off-road paths, perfect for walking and cycling. There are also facilities for archery, fishing, golf, and paint balling!

Lucknam Park Equestrian Centre

Lucknam Park Equestrian Centre

Set in 500-acres of unspoilt parkland is Lucknam Park Equestrian Centre. Home to 35 horses of all sizes and capabilities, here you can learn or improve your riding skills with a range of training facilities including jumping, cross country and dressage in the full-size area and training pens.

There’s plenty more ways to stay active in Wiltshire this season…




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