Knights Medieval Castle

Rural England at its best. Undiscovered. Relax in the peaceful countryside of South Wiltshire. Your trails are full of adventure and discovery with large impressive country estates and idyllic little villages.

You’ll discover two castles, one featured as the school in the film Billy Elliot and the second is England’s only hexagonal castle. It also boasts film fame having featured in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

Authentic, relaxing and indulgent. Knights Medieval Castle is a centre based walking vacation, staying in one place. It gives you an encounter with deepest rural Wiltshire. With a varied combination of history, nature, spectacular landscapes, streams, castles and idyllic villages.

With Foot Trails local knowledge and expertise you will enjoy exploring on little known paths and trails, off the beaten track and away from the crowds of the national trails. Country pubs on route provide delightful pauses for lunch.

South Wiltshire is a special place – capturing our imaginations with a glimpse into our ancient past.

For a FREE full itinerary for this holiday, just fill out the ‘Find out more?’ form on your right.

Wiltshire Village Church

Walking tailored to suit you!

Your holiday will be tailored to suit you and the season. Centre based you stay at one country pub throughout your walking holiday and enjoy a different and varied walk each day. There’s a choice of two daily trail (hike) lengths – shorter 5 to 7 miles (8 to 12km) trails or – longer up to 10 miles (16km) trails.

2 night stays are available 01 October to 30 March – at all other times of year stays of 3 or 4 nights are available. There are car free and dog friendly options on this trail so please ask us for details.

Trail highlights include:

• Explore medieval villages with centuries old cottages and churches
• Climb stone stairs of a 14th century castle with its great banquet hall
• Enjoy secret walks and paths to escape the modern world
• Relax at a 14th century thatched country inn that is steeped in character
• Lose yourself in beautiful views, agriculture heritage and old English tales
• Enjoy wild flowers including bluebells in spring

For a FREE detailed example itinerary, simply pop your details in the form (to the right).

Map Wiltshire Holiday

Getting here…

Getting here is easy, your trail is located near Salisbury in South Wiltshire.

Its about a 1 1/2 hour car journey from London, less than 1 hour from Southampton.

For a car-free option (2 or 3 night stays only) the nearest train station is at Tisbury, Wiltshire. Transfer from the station to your inn is about 10 minutes.

For overseas guests the nearest airport is at Southampton. London Heathrow is also easy to get to. Airport transfer can be arranged, just ask.

Cosy Country Inn

Character thatched Inn

Foot Trails offer a choice of both superior and rustic country inns. Hand-picked, tried and tested and much loved by our guests.

Relax and indulge with Foot Trails at an award winning rustic country inn dating to the 14th century. Winners of several awards including Wiltshire pub of the year.

Much character including flagged stone floors, wooden beams and real fires.

All bedrooms are en-suite with options for bath or shower. Wonderful country breakfasts and award winning dinners. Great choice of local real ales and beers. Fine wine.

What’s not to like!

Wardour Castle in Wiltshire

Prices & Availability

This tour is available at weekends and mid-week.

3 and 4 night holidays are available year round.

Your holiday will be planned for you to your dates and for how long you wish to stay. There are no fixed scheduled dates.

Prices start from:

£295 per person* for 3 nights
£375 per person* for 4 nights

2 night short breaks available (01 October to 31st March) from £189 person*.

*Based on two sharing, staying on a bed & breakfast basis

Included:

• Independent (self guided) walking days tailored to you and the season • Tailored walk and explore pack • Local Ordnance Survey™ maps (waterproof) • Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow instructions) • Plastic map holder • Local stories and histories • Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes • Nature cards for identifying wild flowers, trees and animals • Seasonal nature guide book • Sweets (for a boost on route) • Your en-suite accommodation • Breakfasts. • Drop off service when it makes for a better walk.

How to book?

Just get in touch to let us know your preferred dates and we will look after the rest. You can call us on +44 (0) 1747 820626 or use the form to your right to send a message or request an itinerary.

We will provide you with a full detailed itinerary with price quote before you book.

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“We had a fantastic time. The walks were just what we wanted with so much to see. Both of us were very impressed by the pre-holiday pack. The Inn was great with lovely accommodation and superb food.
The walk cards were very clear, but it was helpful to have the maps as well. With my Mum’s map reading skill and my uncanny ability to tell left from right, we managed not to get lost at all. I have been really impressed by Foot Trails mix of friendliness and professionalism and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else.”
Helen

“Just thought to drop you a quick line to thank you for our recent holiday. The walking was wonderful in some lovely countryside, and the Inn was fantastic – the food was incredible! We had mixed weather but that is to be expected!

We have already recommended you to friends, and hope you have a lovely summer.”
Stephen

“Thank you for arranging our very first walking holiday last weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed it and loved all of the walks. The Inn was very nice too and the food wonderful. I very much fell in love with that part of South Wiltshire and would definitely go back. Thanks again. All the best.”
Tracy and Phillip

Lunch at country pub

How do I find my way?

Trails are devised using our local knowledge and rigorously tested and checked. Find your way using either the easy to follow trail cards if you prefer not to map read, or the local Ordnance survey maps provided. Or a combination of both. For peace of mind an on call service is provided every day including weekends between 8am and 6pm.

Where will I be walking?

Your walks are on public rights of way and a mixture of paths, tracks and trails through woodland, on farm land, village country lanes and countryside. Most walking is away from roads. Everything you need will be provided in your walk and explore pack.

For a more fully detailed example itinerary for this holiday, simply pop your details in the form to the right.

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