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WILTSHIRE

 

Five Wiltshire Cycle Routes

Route 1:Avon Valley Explorer28 miles, linear

Follow theAvonRiverfrom the Vale of the White Horse via Stonehenge and Old Sarum Castle to Salisbury Cathedral. Combine with theWylyeValleyand Salisbury Plain Explorers for a spectacular three-day circular navigation of South Wiltshire. Download

 

Route 2:Wylye Valley Explorer21 miles, linear

From the Cathedral City of Salisbury past the majesty of Wilton House, take the back road through the Wylye Valley past some of Wiltshire's finest chalk downland to the market town of Warminster. Combine withAvonValleyand Salisbury Plain Explorers for a spectacular three-day circular navigation of South Wiltshire. Download

 

Route 3:Salisbury Plain Explorer33 miles, linear

Cycle the range from Westbury White Horse to the Pewsey Vale. From tanks to wild orchids, explore this unique cycle route around the Imber and Larkhill military ranges. Combine withAvonValleyand Wylye Valley Explorers for a spectacular three-day circular navigation of South Wiltshire. Download

 

Route 4:Woodford Valley Circuit16 miles, circular

Explore some of Wiltshire's finest villages, delight in the natural beauty of the River Avon and see the ancient archaeology of Old Sarum andStonehenge. Download

Route 5:Wylye Valley and Grovely Ridge10 or 17 miles, circular

Cycle the quiet, broad avenues of Grovely Wood then descend into the tranquilWylyeValleyfor refreshments and an easy ride home. Choose from the long or short option to suit your time. Download

Information courtesy of Leader and Sustain the Plain Initiative and the SWRDA Rural Renaissance funding.

 

 

Malmesbury and the Fosse Way10 miles, circular

Remnants of an ancient abbey church and in the footsteps of Roman soldiers.  Further information
Information courtesy ofAA Insurance

The Wiltshire Cycleway160 miles (with shorter loops)

The Wiltshire Cycleway threads its way through Wiltshire along quiet country lanes and passes many of the county's most attractive places to visit. The whole 160 mile route can be shortened by using cross county routes along The Kennet and Avon Canal, through the Vale of Pewsey or down the Wylye Valley. The Wiltshire Cycleway also links to Sustrans National Routes to make the route more accessible to people. The Wiltshire Cycleway has been split into 16 sections and downloaded in PDF format below.

Overview Route MapRoute Directions

The 16 sections of Wiltshire Cycleway:-

Section 1:Bradford-on-Avonto Dilton Marsh11 miles  Download

Section 2:Dilton Marsh to Maiden Bradley11 miles  Download

Section 3:Maiden Bradley to Mere10 miles  Download

Section 4:Mere to Donhead St Mary12 miles  Download

Section 5:Donhead StMary to Broad Chalke10 miles  Download

Section 6:Broad Chalke to Salisbury9 miles  Download

Section 7:Salisburyto Amesbury10 miles  Download

Section 8:Amesbury to Everleigh10 miles  Download

Section 9:Everleigh to Great Bedwin11 miles  Download

Section 10:Great Bedwin to Marlborough13 miles  Download

Section 11:Marlboroughto Clyffe Pypard10 miles  Download

Section 12:Clyffe Pypard to Callow Hill7 miles  Download

Section 13:Callow Hill to Malmesbury8 miles  Download

Section 14:Malmesbury to Yatton Keynell11 miles  Download       

Section 15:Yatton Keynell to Corsham5 miles  Download

Section 16:Corsham to Bradford-on-Avon10 miles  Download

 

 


WATERSIDE CYCLING

A loop between Stockbridge and Mottisfont 13 miles, circular

A gentle ride through the Test Valley scenery.
Further information
Information courtesy ofAA Insurance

 

 

Kennet and Avon Towpath Cycle Route84 miles, linear

Mainly traffic free cycle route between Reading and Bath and cycling is permitted along the entire length of the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, except for a short section near Woolhampton, is free and does not require a permit.  Further information

Devizes Circular route via Caen Hill Lock Flight  20 miles, circular

Further information

 

 

Cotswold Water Park 10 miles, circular

Further information

FAMILY CYCLING

Swindon to Marlborough Cycle Path12 miles, linear

The path runs from Coate Water Country Park to Marlborough mostly along the lin erof ther former Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway line. The railway line closed in 1967.Climbing from Coate to Chiseldon on a gentle slope, the path then runs across the Lower Chalk and through the Og valley. The countryside on either side bears the imprint of three thousand years of history since theBronze Age. Download