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The Great Stones Way: Avebury, Stonehenge and Salisbury, Steve Davison - In 36 miles the Great Stones Way runs through the Wiltshire Downs from Barbury Castle near Swindon to Old Sarum on the outskirts of Salisbury. Optional detours pass England's important prehistoric sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. It's perfect for an energetic long weekend or a leisurely week, with good transport links at each end. Published July 16.  Available for pre-order.

 

Wiltshire: A Dog Walker's Guide, Nigel Vile - The 20 circular routes have been carefully designed with maximum off-lead time and minimum exposure to roads. Each walk has information on the distance and terrain, livestock likely to be encountered, number and type of stiles en route and in an emergency, the nearest veterinary surgery. The walks include Barbury Castle, Ogbourne St George, Savernake Forest, Stourhead, Tollard Royal and ancient Avebury where the Ridgeway footpath begins. Published April 16.

100 Walks in Wiltshire, Tim Jollands - Wiltshire is a walker's paradise with many unexpected delights. With half the county designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this new collection of 100 walks of up to 12 miles will help you explore the best of this beautiful, mystical and timeless landscape. The Crowood Walking Guides give detailed and accurate route descriptions of the 100 walks. Full-colour mapping is included which is sourced from the Ordnance Survey. Details of where to park and where to eat and drink are included and also places of interest to see along the way. Published January 16.

Beyond Where Wiltshire Meets Somerset, Roger Jones - 20 more best walks in the country around Bath, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury, Warminster & Frome - Plus Box and Corsham.  Published May 15. Walks For All Ages, Wiltshire, Rachael Rowe - 20 Short Walks in Wiltshire.  Published March 15.

Walking on the North Wessex Downss, Steve Davison - 30 walks (half-day and full-day) exploring the peaceful rolling chalk landscape of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that covers parts of four counties: Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, visiting the highest points in each one. Published June 15.  

ISBN: 9781852847289 - Walking on the North Wessex Downs

The Ridgeway National Trail GuideThe Ridgeway National Trail Guide, Anthony Burton - The Ridgeway follows one of the oldest ‘green roads’ in Europe. It runs for 87 miles (140 km) from Overton Hill in the west, across the Marlborough Downs and the Vale of the White Horse, to Ivinghoe Beacon on the northern edge of the Chilterns, this is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails. Published May 11.

For more on The Ridgeway - see Long Distance Books

Pewsey Avon Trail, Chris Cole - Pewsey Avon Trail takes the walker down the sublime Avon valley in Wiltshire from Pewsey to Salisbury by means of a series of ten linked waymarked walks. It has been devised in memory of Pat Beresford, a much-loved countryside campaigner and walker, by Natural England’s Living River Project on behalf of Pewsey Parish Council. Its author, Chris Cole, is the doyen of writers on walking in Wiltshire, and he describes with clear instructions and a wealth of information the memorable places and sights encountered on the way. Sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund. May 2010, 104 pages, full colour throughout, illustrated, maps. Published May 10.

AA 50 Walks: Wiltshire - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Wiltshire, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets. Published September 13.
 

ISBN: 9780749574895 - Wiltshire

Where Wiltshire Meets Somerset, Roger Jones - 20 best walks in the country around Bath, Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Warminster and Frome.  Published March 13.
 

ISBN: 9781906641559 - Where Wiltshire Meets Somerset

 

Somerset, The Mendips and Wiltshire Walks, Sue Viccars and Nick Channer - The Pathfinder Guide to Somerset, the Mendips and Wiltshire has been fully revised and updated and contains 28 great country walks with clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints. The book guides you to the best country walking in both counties, Somerset and Wiltshire rank as two of the most attractive counties in Britain. Landscapes range from the breezy heights of the Mendips to the flat meadows of the Somerset Levels, perfect for walkers of mixed ability, families and young children. Walkers can experience a variety of walking routes in a range of difficulty of walks with this Pathfinder guide, including the famous Stonehenge, and sites that have inspired a host of romantic myths and legends, including King Arthur. The walks take in these sites, with walks ranging in length from 3 to 10 miles, they have something for everyone and continue to be Britain best-loved walking guides. Published April 10. 

ISBN: 9781854585295 - Somerset, the Mendips and Wiltshire

Short Walks Wiltshire Jarrold - With Ordnance Survey mapping, colour photographs and easy-to-follow route descriptions, each of the 20 colour-coded routes of between 2 and 5 miles detailed in this walking guide is suited to all ages and features questions and points of interest. Published April 04

ISBN: 9780711730021 - Wiltshire, from Salisbury to the Kennet

 

The Mid-Wilts Way, James Alsop. Published July 07

Kiddiwalks in Wiltshire, Nigel Vile - Twenty short circular walks designed especially for children. They include routes at the Cotswold Water Park, Savernake Forest the Westbury White Horsem Wardour Castle and Old Sarum. Published June 10.

A Boot Up North Wiltshire Pubs, Robert Wood.  Published June 14. 

AA 30 Walks Wiltshire (Cards) - This original concept takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use. Limited availability. Published June 10. 

ISBN: 9780749564520 - Wiltshire

 

A Boot Up Salisbury Plain, Rodney Legg - These rolling chalklands form the largest wild
landscapes of their kind. That is almost entirely
due to them being the principal firing and training ground for artillery and infantry divisions of the British Army. English history started here, with Alfred the Great's key victory over the Danes, and ancient monuments abound with the largest collection of prehistoric burial mounds in the country. White horses are the Wiltshire icon. The tops of the escarpments are moulded by the Iron Age earthworks of some of the largest Wessex hill forts. When it comes to walking, these edges are key to wherever you are going as the footpath network comes to a halt when it meets the core of the military no-go area. Around this, however, there is an equally vast area where you are allowed to walk. The ten selected walks, ranging from 3 to 8 miles, suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk, and reflect the many varied facets of the area - its people, its history, and its working landscape and will help first time visitors to experience some of the great scenery the area has to offer. Many of the walks feature a pub along the route. Halsgrove's new-format guidebook, containing maps, photographs and useful information will ensure a great walking experience. Packed with colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to the area. Limited availability.  Published April 09.

ISBN: 9781906887117 - Salisbury Plain

Walking Close to the Avon Nr Chippenham, Clive Brown.  Limited availability. Published June 10.

ISBN: 9781907669538 - Walking Close to the Avon Near Chippenham

Also:

Corsham and Box Limited availability.
Bradford-on-Avon Limited availability.

Toby's Dog Friendly Walks: Bk 1 North Wiltshire, Tara the Collier - This is a guide to 14 of the most dog friendly walks in North Wiltshire. Written from the dogs point of view.  Limited availability. Published February 11.

Railway Walks, Circular Walks along Abandoned Railway Lines in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, M. MacSorely - Abandoned railway lines can offer rewarding walks through the heart of the countryside, away from roads and traffic, rich in flora and fauna and littered with examples of Victorian civil engineering. This book features 12 of these walks throughout Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. Limited availability. Published June 03

Wiltshire Tea Shop Walks, Jean Patefield - The twenty walks in this book explore the wonderful countryside of Wiltshire, from the southern edge of the Cotswolds to the northern fringe of the New Forest. The teashops are as varied as the landscape. Throughout the walk descriptions there are also notes on the places on interest along the way. Limited availability. Published April 09.

ISBN: 9781846741449 - Wiltshire Teashop Walks

AA 100 Walks in South West England - Enjoy the best of the English countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Southwest England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter depending on the hinterland. Limited availability. Published January 10. Footsteps: The Cream of South Wiltshire Walks, John Chandler. Limited availability. Published July 04.

Pub Walks in Wiltshire, Nick Channer -  A selection of thirty easy circular walks starting and finishing at a good local pub. Also includes details of the pubs - their menus and range of ales. With sketch maps and photographs. Limited availability. Published June 07

 

MORE MAPS

AA Leisure Map Swindon and Devizes - A brand new range of 30 AA sheet maps utilising the 1:50,000 data supplied by the Ordnance Survey. The Leisure series uses optimised map coverage centered on the more popular areas of the country for leisure activities, including towns and rural areas. This map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Published April 12

ISBN: 9780749573003 - Swindon and The Devizes

Ridgeway XT40 Harvey. Published May 11
 

 

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