Wiltshire

This is where Foot Trails was born and Wiltshire will always be our first love. We love the rolling chalk downs, the sense of peace & quiet and the hint of medieval, this is how we inspire you.

Our walking holidays will reveal wide open spaces, unspoilt villages and a rich human history. You will find stories and notes in your trail guides to help you uncover more.

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Why choose Wiltshire

South Wiltshire’s story spans centuries. It is people and their lives that make history. You can see evidence of Wiltshire’s people and their lives from across the centuries, through the castles, churches, villages and landscapes they created, all visible today on our Foot Trails

  • Feel close to the earth
  • Walk beneath big skies
  • Walk in places which you could spot in some pretty big films including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Billy Elliott
  • Get connected to the people whose lives form Wiltshire’s rich, long history, through the medieval cottages, castles, towers and follies they created
  • Discover the story of the Wiltshire Moonrakers. A name given to the smugglers who hid alcohol in Wiltshire’s village ponds to hide it from the customs and excise men. A name which can be found today throughout the county.

“We had a lovely time! The walks were beautiful and the inns were lovely. Thank you for all of your care in helping us organize a unique vacation that suited our needs perfectly!”

Sarah & Noel, USA

With Foot Trails you can choose from 4 styles of walking holiday or tour:

Staying in one place

For relaxed time out – one gorgeous hand-picked country inn as a centre throughout your holiday, different trails to enjoy each day. Bring the car or walk car-free. Two daily walk programs to choose from – 5 to 7 miles / up to 10 miles or mix & match and add rest days.
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Walking & Touring Trips

Looking for a variety of locations within your trip? Stay in two or three hand-picked country inns, enjoy a different trail from each base each day. Bring the car or walk car-free. Two daily walk programs to choose from – 5 to 7 miles / up to 10 miles or mix & match and add rest days.
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Inn to Inn Walking / Hiking Tours

Trails that lead from one place to another. Spend two nights at each hand-picked country inn on route. Our unique approach gives you a day to explore the area where you are, the following day take a trail to your next country inn, your luggage transferred ahead by our rural team. Daily walks vary from 8 to 12 miles, and add rest days.
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Private Guided Tours & Holidays

Foot Trails offers memorable, customised, private guided walks with founders Alison and David Howell.

During this time you will have an opportunity to draw on their deep knowledge, passion and expertise for nature, history and the region, with your own custom made walking experiences from half a day to several days.
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