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Devils Den Marlborough

In the Lair of the Devil The Devil’s Den is a stunning feature of Wiltshire’s ancient landscape, set in a beautiful location on Fyfield Hill near Marlborough. However, much like this walk, there is something of the curate’s egg about it with a few unfortunate aspects to offset the good parts. The Den originally formed …

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Interesting Ramsbury Facts

Learn more about the amazing village of Ramsbury with these interesting facts that are guaranteed to tantalise your mind! Ramsbury is unique! We all know there’s something special about Ramsbury. But did you know we’re unique? There’s only one place called Ramsbury in the whole world – us! A search of gazetteers from Ordnance Survey …

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A Horse and a Smithy

Wiltshire Walk: White Horse, Pubs, Views! A Horse and a Smithy  – 3-5 miles/4-8 km – 1-2 hours – OS Explorer 170 – Vale of White Horse Uffington’s famous White Horse needs little introduction – some 3000 years old, its minimalist design is instantly recognisable and unlike any other chalk figure in the world.  Indeed, …

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I Love Ohio

Ramsbury Walk: I❤ Ohio 4 miles / 1½-2 hours OS Explorer 157 (Marlborough/Savernake) During World War 2, Ramsbury and surrounding villages were home to the Screaming Eagles, the US 101st Airborne Division whose Easy Company in particular have become immortalised as the “Band of Brothers”. Littlecote House was requisitioned in 1943 to house the officers …

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Murder Most Local

Berkshire Walk: It’s a Murder Most Local 5 miles/2 hours – OS Explorer 158 Newbury & Hungerford In December 1876, two policemen on night patrol outside Hungerford surprised a gang of poachers at Folly Cross.  During the ensuing scuffle, Inspector Joseph Drewett was fatally shot and Constable Thomas Shorter was bludgeoned to death.  Four members …

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The Other Ramsbury Manor

RAMSBURY MANOR LOCOMOTIVE   “Ramsbury Manor” (No.7829) was the last of the GWR Manor Class steam locomotives to be built and (together with her sister No.7808 “Cookham Manor”) the last to be withdrawn from service. “Ramsbury Manor” was built in December 1950 and condemned in December 1965. Engines in the Manor class had a 4-6-0 …

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Local Ramsbury Walks

Ramsbury Walks – Keeping it local Many rights of way take full advantage of our beautiful outstanding natural beauty landscape and surroundings and are a great way of getting out into the countryside. However, there are a number of rather more mundane walking routes closer to home in Ramsbury which we take for granted everyday but …

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Spring Hill

Ramsbury Walk – Spring Hill a View to Remember Another great view over the Kennet Valley – indeed, perhaps the best view of all – is looking north from Spring Hill over to Ramsbury. Spring Hill is named for the springs of water which still (occasionally) flow out of the underlying chalk. From the Square, …

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Kennet Valley Walk

Ramsbury Walk – The High Road to the Kennet Valley On a sunny autumn afternoon, the views north across the Kennet from the scarp slopes to the south are spectacular. For a good vantage point, take Bridleway #48 from the Manor, out past Cutnights to where the track forks by the old bridge. Here, the …

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