The Wiltshire Ramblers currently total some 1,300 members divided into 6 groups, one of which is our young persons group for 20 to 40 year olds. Our groups work towards the charitable aims of Ramblers in different ways, but one thing they all do is organise programmes of led walks within Wiltshire and its neighbouring counties, and they will be pleased to welcome you.
With its two World Heritage sites at Stonehenge and Avebury, Wiltshire must surely rate as 'The Ancient Capital of England'. Together with the unitary authority of Swindon, it is a delightful landlocked county, bordering Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Somerset.
Characterised by high downland and wide valleys, most of which are in the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the North Wessex Downs, and Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs, there are magnificent walking opportunities along our 3,790 mile network of public rights of way and 66,700 acres of access land.
Wiltshire boasts world class gardens, historic houses and a masterly cathedral all set in glorious countryside. Meander along the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal or take a leisurely wander through our market towns. We also have eight white horses carved into the hillsides at Alton Barnes, Broad Town, Cherhill, Devizes, Hackpen, Marlborough, Pewsey and Westbury, all of which are accessible from footpaths.
The Ramblers exists to facilitate, for the benefit of everyone, the enjoyment and discovery that walking outdoors can bring; and to promote respect for the life of the countryside. The association encourages walking; protects rights of way; defends the beauty of the countryside; and has campaigned for many years for the freedom to roam over uncultivated, open country.
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