Wide expanse of green countryside photo

We have a wide range of walking books, maps and maps with directions - many leaving from our front door. And because we are walkers ourselves, you can rely on us to help you choose the right walks for you. If you’re still not sure, you can look at our walking photo albums to help you decide. We also add our most recent walks photos to albums on Facebook so you can get an idea of where to go before your arrival here.

Southdown is on the White Horse Trail, the Wessex Ridgeway and the Mid-Wilts Way, as well as being just 9 miles from the start/finish point of The Ridgeway at Overton Hill near Avebury. See below for some walks ideas.

If you’d like a guided walk, we can recommend Peter Knight’s Wiltshire Walks . See left for a slideshow of a walk we took with Peter and one of our guests in the Savernake Forest & Arboretum.

Kennet & Avon canal locks photo

Ancient Pathways

Follow our ancestors and walk a section of The Wansdyke or Ridgeway.

Wansdyke photo


It’s always relaxing walking alongside one of our beautiful rivers.

Woods & Forests

There are plenty of woodland walks from which to choose.

The Villages

Enjoy the lovely old buildings, many thatched, in our pretty villages.


Choose from several walks based around Avebury, exploring the ancient landscape.

The Hills

Climb Wiltshire’s highest points and enjoy far-reaching views.

National Trust

Combine your walk with a visit to one of the many NT properties nearby, such as Lacock or Stourhead.

Wiltshire river photo Savernake forest photo Wiltshire village photo Avebury photo Olivers castle photo Great Chalfield Manor photo

Kennet & Avon Canal

Many walks include sections of the canal and the Caen Hill locks are close by.

SOUTHDOWN B&B, FOLLY ROAD, ROUNDWAY VILLAGE, DEVIZES, WILTSHIRE, SN10 2HY     TEL: 01380 726830 / 07810 898846   Email: info@whitehorsewalking.co.uk

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We keep Facebook updated with walks we have done recently. We recently walked between Courts Garden in Holt and Great Chalfield Manor - Facebook album here,  and a walk around Seend and the canal - Facebook album here.

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For reservations call Sue on 01380 726830 or 07810 898846 or Email info@whitehorsewalking.co.uk

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