Wilton - Crofton

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A super little walk, big in interest, beauty and history, starting from the tiny village of Wilton. The route follows Wilton Water, which feeds the Kennet and Avon Canal, before taking the towpath opposite the Crofton Beam Engine, doubling back after a short distance along a country lane to the Beam Engine's entrance. A short section of the canal is walked before leaving it for marvellous woodland and finally passing through the charming village to complete the circuit.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Canal Walk

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Museum, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
10/01/2012 - David Lally

Excellent short walk. One point not yet made I think - there are no stiles so walking it with dogs would be easy. The section between the start and the first waypoint appears to be used by locals and the walking of dogs off-lead seems to be common. Not recommended on the rest of the walk.

23/06/2011 - Ron and Jenny Glynn

Just one point about this. The pumping station is not open everyday, also sometimes it gets busy and I don't think the pumping station staff will appreciate walkers parking there. Ron Glynn

20/06/2011 - Bertie The Dog

We did this short walk on 19/06/11, and really enjoyed it. It was easy to follow and added interest with the pump/mill. My only comment would be that there was nowhere much to park at the start, yet there is a good little, very cheap, pay and display carpark by the pumping station that you walk right past between points 3 and 4. So you could use this and start the walk from here just as easily. With the added bonus of the great pub for a refreshment stop, which would now be halfway round rather than at the start.

24/10/2010 - Patricia Daw

We did this walk on October 23rd starting at 4pm. We were back at the car at 5.10pm. It was a great walk and I would like to do it again when both the pump and the mill are working.