Group name: Mid Wiltshire
This group is a part of Wiltshire & Swindon Area.
Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.
Our group covers the area in central Wiltshire bounded by the Marlborough Downs in the north and Salisbury Plain to the south. It includes the historic town of Devizes and several attractive villages. The Kennet and Avon Canal with its famous flight of locks at Caen Hill extends through Devizes towards Pewsey. The immediate countryside gives rise to many walking opportunities including the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pewsey Vale and the Marlborough Downs. Long distance paths include the Mid-Wilts Way and the Wessex Ridgeway. Two of Wiltshire's chalk white horses are visible on hillsides around Devizes.
The group meets weekly on Sundays in Devizes for morning, afternoon or all day walks. We have a varied programme of shorter or longer walks to suit most abilities. These may be in the immediate locality or some distance away. Occasionally there may be walks arranged at other times.
Traditionally the group has a walking week away in May, a weekend in September and a coach trip in June. Other social events are also included in our programme throughout the year. We are a comparatively small group and walkers and visitors are welcome to join us.