Family Walking In Wiltshire

Posted on: 27 January 2009 by Gareth Hargreaves

A new treasure hunt adds extra interest to a walk along King Alfred’s Trail in Wiltshire.


Four treasure hunts have been added to the existing King Alfred's Trail, located in the Vale of Pewsey and along the banks of the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal, in the heart of Wiltshire.

The walks vary in length from a little over a mile to four and a half miles. Along the route you can find a collection of 20 brass rubbings, each displaying a picture of a plant, insect or animal that may be spotted while you walk.

The idea behind this addition to King Alfred’s Trail is that children and adults can enjoy a fun and educational day in the country. Simply take along a pad and pencil or crayons and search out the brass rubbings as you walk.

The plaques have been developed by ‘Wiltshire Walking For All’, a project designed to encourage everyone, of whatever age or ability, to do some outdoor activity. The project has identified routes that are suitable for all ages and abilities. Walk One, for example, goes through the Scotchel Nature Reserve and up to Pewsey Wharf. It’s suitable for buggies and motorised wheelchairs, having a firm surface throughout.

Web Links

You can find all the information you need including clues, grid references, the route map and a feedback form at www.visitwiltshire.co.uk or pick up information from Pewsey Area Community Trust, 16 High Street, Pewsey SN9 5AQ, 01672 562000, www.thepactcentre.org.uk.

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