Wessex Walk, Westbury BA13, UK
About Wessex Walk
The Wessex Ridgeway is a long-distance footpath in southwest England. It runs 136 miles from Marlborough in Wiltshire to Lyme Regis in Dorset, via the northern edge of Salisbury Plain and across Cranborne Chase AONB. The footpath was opened in 1994. At Marlborough, the footpath meets the Ridgeway National Trail which continues into Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Two further long-distance footpaths extend to Hunstanton in Norfolk; together, the four paths are referred to as the Greater Ridgewa
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Bratton White Horse is a hill figure on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, approximately 1.5 mi east of Westbury in Wiltshire, England. Located on the edge of Bratton Downs and lying just below an Iron Age hill fort, it is the oldest of several white horses carved in Wiltshire. It was restored in 1778, an action which may have obliterated another horse that had occupied the same slope. A contemporary engraving from around 1772 appears to show a horse facing in the opposite direction that was rat
Trowbridge Museum, in the town of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, is a centre for the history of West of England cloth production. It holds a collection of portraits and oil paintings of Trowbridge. The collection has approximately 39 oil paintings, dating from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century. Many of the works in the collection have been donated by local people.
Cley Hill is a prominent hill to the west of Warminster in Wiltshire, England. Its summit has a commanding view of the Wiltshire / Somerset county boundary, at 244 metres elevation. The land is in Corsley parish and is owned by the National Trust. A 26.6-hectare area of chalk grassland at Cley Hill was notified as a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1975. It was one of the best trekking location in this area and also a beautiful place flourished with natural beauty.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle was built to serve as a luxurious home for the Hungerford family. The castle was built to a quadrangular design, already slightly old-fashioned, on the site of an existing manor house overlooking the River Frome. A deer park was attached to the castle. One of the iconic attraction in this area and also you can spend some beautiful time here.
This beautiful small manor house, built over three centuries, has late Gothic and Jacobean windows, decorative plasterwork and two important keyboard instruments. It has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1956 and was designated as Grade I listed in 1962. There is some fine period furniture, 17th- and 18th-century tapestries and a modern topiary garden.
Shearwater is a man-made freshwater lake near Crockerton village, about 2+1⁄4 miles southwest of the town of Warminster in Wiltshire, England. The lake is formed from a tributary of the River Wylye. The lake is surrounded by mature woodland and is popular with anglers, walkers , runners, and cyclists. The Shearwater Sailing Club has a boathouse and a variety of dinghies on the lake, the largest being sixteen feet in length.
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Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of 3,485 km2. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. The county town was originally Wilton, after which the county is named, but Wiltshire Council is now based in the county town of Trowbridge.