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Ramsbury walks - Membury Fort Hike Starting near Balak Farm, head up the byway (R#37 Ballyack) beside the farmhouse. Past a barn turn right over a stile, and head downhill (footpath R#25A) keeping north first of the hedge and then of the plantation at the bottom of the valley.  There is a small hunting lodge here, next to a walled...
Ramsbury Walks - Lipyatt / Marridge Hill (Ramsbury Footpaths #21 and #32) This path originally linked Ramsbury with the hamlet of Marridge Hill and perhaps also with Lambourn, over the downs. Just where Crowood Lane leaves Ramsbury, a signpost by a gate points north. This section is Lipyatt (or Lippiat) and takes a shortcut over the hill, tracking the hedges (sometimes...
Ramsbury Walks - “Kings Ditch” (Ramsbury Bridleways #18B & 48) It’s easy to speculate that these bridleways follow the route of a Roman track linking Cunetio (Mildenhall) with the villa at Littlecote. The Kennet Valley was also an important east-west corridor for the Saxons and, although by the Middle Ages the main road seems to have shifted north of the...
Ramsbury Walks - The Delightful Kennet Bridges walk This pleasant route can be walked in either direction. There are pubs and parking at each end and plenty of bridges in between. From Axford, there are any number of possibilities to get going: Hopper’s Lane (R#45), Stone Lane, and Crooks Lane (R#9) each have their charms - and their bridges! – and...
Ramsbury Walks - Froxfield (Ramsbury Bridleway #18, Froxfield Bridleway #2) An old road from Ramsbury to Froxfield, this path starts by Ambrose Farm and heads south-east up the hill along the blackthorn hedge. Stop at the bench halfway up for views back over the village.   Through Whitehill Coppice, the path joins a concrete track dating from WW2 - take this to...
Ramsbury Walks - Burnt Wood and Back (Ramsbury Footpath #6, 6A & 57) Start from Kings Ditch (Ramsbury #48), just outside the driveway to Harbrook, and climb the stile into Horserace, the long pasture south of Ramsbury Manor Lake. This was once the village sportsground: local legend relates how a Ramsbury XI bowled WG Grace for a golden duck on...
Ramsbury Walks - Bolstridge and Hilldrop (Ramsbury Footpath #4/Bridleway #3/Footpath #34) This walk can start on Back Lane (just opposite Ramsbury Hill), Hilldrop Close (at the north end), or even Love’s Lane (opposite the School field). All 3 are technically part of R#4 (Bolstridge) and converge on the well-marked path heading north from Hilldrop Close past the old allotments.  Between...
Ramsbury Walk - “20 Acres” (Ramsbury Footpath #39) This Ramsbury Parish footpath runs from Swans Bottom in Ramsbury to Love’s Copse, and its extension into Aldbourne from the parish boundary leads over the hill to Southward Lane. Starting at its southern end, follow the obvious track north – a memorial bench halfway along offers lovely views back over Ramsbury and the...
Wiltshire is the Gateway to the West Country. Take a look at what's nearby... Wiltshire, where the West Country starts. This is the southwest of England and is a largely rural, agricultural area. Sophisticated townies may imagine the West Country to be full of straw-chewing, smock-wearing yeomen, sheep and nice little weekend cottages - ha! They can laugh if they want to...

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