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A Workhouse at the top of the hill

Workhouse Loneliness I have grandparents who were sent to the workhouse as children. While scavenging at a car boot sale, I came across an old dirty book with this touching observation by Michael...

Ashdown House – Portraits with pearls

Ashdown House A country house with beautiful woodlands and bursting with history Where the English counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire meet, you’ll find a life-size dolls house hidden away in the woods....

Avebury Rocks

Family Days Out - Avebury Rocks Avebury World Heritage Site is a complex of intriguing prehistoric monuments comprising Windmill Hill burial mounds, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary, and Avebury...

Pit Stop Discovery – The Battle of Lansdown

Sir Bevill Grenville's Monument and the Battle of Lansdown 1643 Always driving past it, never actually stopping, until today. The monument stands just north of Bath on the spot where Sir Bevill,...
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The Ghost Village of Imber

The Ghost Village of Imber “Little Imber on the down, seven miles from any town” The remote settlement of Imber dates from at least Saxon times but is now an uninhabited “ghost village”...
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Maud Heath’s Causeway

Maud Heath’s Causeway 2½ miles / 1 hour OS Explorer 156 (Chippenham/Bradford) Interesting Wiltshire walks further afield this time – but well worth it for views and local interest. Start in Bremhill village...
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The Lost Village of Snap

Snap: Exploring England's Lost Villages For several hundred years Snap was an outlying hamlet of Aldbourne in Wiltshire, its few inhabitants (never more than 40-50) eking out a precarious existence as agricultural...
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Devil’s 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,...
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The Ramsbury Tree

Ramsbury’s Famous Tree For centuries, Ramsbury was famous for its elm. This ancient tree, standing in The Square at the heart of the village, was such a feature of Ramsbury life that...

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...

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