Wiltshire

Lovely Wiltshire is where Foot Trails was born, and so will always be our first love. We love the rolling chalk downs, the sense of peace & quiet and we’re in awe of the county’s tremendous history.

Choose our Wiltshire trails and you’ll experience wide open hills, traditional villages and find out about a human history that stretches back 6000 years. You will find stories and foot notes in your trail guides to help you uncover more.

Start exploring, browse your walking holiday options below.

Wiltshire walking tour collection:

  • Stonehenge, Bath & Wiltshire

    Walking & Touring, Wiltshire & Bath

    This incredible experience gives you the opportunity to use our local expertise and walk at two UNESCO world heritage sites, that of Stonehenge, and the Georgian city of Bath and enjoy the marvellous countryside both surrounding Bath and found in Wiltshire. As featured in national and international press. Read more
  • English Country Houses and Gardens A must for anyone who loves English country houses and gardens. From stately homes to wandering down long meandering driveways, see the South West's greatest gardens with a memorable Foot Trail. Stay for several nights in multiple locations of up to 6 different counties of South West England. Read more
  • Knights Medieval Castle

    Staying in one place, Wiltshire

    A walking holiday where you can escape the trappings of the modern world. Idyllic rural countryside and stunning varied walks filled with adventure and discovery. As the name suggests you'll find a strong medieval feel with a stunning castle and knights tales on route. Read more
  • Wessex, Ancient Kingdom

    Inn to Inn Walking & Hiking, Wiltshire

    Our signature award winning trip. Walking adventure up to 12 nights, through the ancient kingdom of the West Saxons, Wessex. Including Wiltshire as well as Dorset and Somerset. Off the beaten track, through ancient lands with castles, deer parks, rivers, mills, iron-age hill forts and scenic landscapes. Read more
  • South West Explorer

    Walk, Tour & Explore up to 21 nights

    Stunning and varied walking and hiking adventure up to 21 nights in up to six of the South West of England's counties in one trip. You'll work with your own fully trained Trail Consultant who will help you plan and organise your own totally custom-made and fully flexible tailor made walking trip through the South West. Read more

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. We’ve been walking here for over 25 years! There aren’t many paths we do not know.

  • 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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