Fonthill Park

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This delightful walk explores Fonthill Park, which lies between the villages of Fonthill Bishop and Fonthill Gifford in the Nadder Valley. Two sections of the walk are alongside Fonthill Lake, which has powder-blue water and is surrounded by woodland. Little Ridge Wood, through which the walk passes, has a remarkable profusion of bluebells in spring. On the section between Pinchpenny Clump and Fonthill Clump there are panoramic views across the lovely Wiltshire countryside. Paths are well-defined and well-marked, there are no steep ascents or descents and the walking is easy.

Close to the start of the walk is The Beckford Arms (ST 931312) which has been found to offer a friendly welcome and to serve good food and drink.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Lake/Loch, Pub, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland
21/12/2016 - Judy Brua

Really nice walk, definitely recommend. Waypoint 6 is no longer signposted, you have to look out for it. If you get to a gate in to a field, you've missed the turn and need to backtrack by about 30 yards. The Beckford Arms is lovely, definitely go there afterwards for a drink & relax.

12/03/2011 - Roy Gregory

A really attractive walk with continuous interest as the vistas change. Clearly a very popular dog walking spot, which puts pressure on car parking at busy times. After wet weather, the paths on the first section in particular are exceptionally muddy.

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