Wiltshire is home to wide green grassy valleys and ancient chalk downs. Wiltshire is a county steeped in ancient history, with evidence of its pre-Roman settlements very much still visible today, perhaps most famously in the mysterious standing stones of Stonehenge and Avebury.
Wiltshire is a great place for walking with the family, with plenty to keep kids (and parents) of all ages entertained. For young families, sections of the Ridgeway National Trail offer walks with fantastic views on a clear day that are possible for pushchairs and with the Kennet and Avon Canal winding its way through the county, the tow path alongside this peaceful waterway is great for buggies and bikes, with plenty of opportunity for duck feeding, boat watching and pub stops.
For those looking to combine walking with visits to a place of interest, Wiltshire is home to Longleat Safari Park with its extensive estate, it’s hard to rival the beauty of the gardens at Stourhead and the pretty village of Lacock makes a good base for a day out, with its unspoiled streets and buildings being used as a backdrop for several TV and film productions including Harry Potter and the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
Below you will find a growing list of Baby Routes tried and tested walks as well as some useful links to other websites for walking in Wiltshire.
- The Ridgeway National Trail – the official Ridgeway website contains details of this fantastic long-distance trail which starts near Avebury in Wiltshire.
- Wilts and Berks Canal Trust – a list of suggested canal walks, around half of which are based in Wiltshire. With the canal having a good tow path running alongside it, canal walks are a great option for those looking for pushchair friendly walks.
- Canal River Trust – this is a fantastic website with a handy search engine to find canal walks all over the country, including in Wiltshire.
- Visit Wiltshire – the tourism website for Wiltshire contains suggestions and downloadable details of walks across the county, some of which are suitable for pushchairs.