Stanton Fitzwarren - Broad Blunsdon - Castle Hill - Hannington

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The Walk starts in the small village of Stanton Fitzwarren before heading south under the trackbed of the Swindon to Highworth railway line. The route runs along the Kingsdown Lane before cutting across country to reach Broad Brunsdon and St Leonards Church.

The walk leaves the village and heads for Castle Hill which is an ancient monument. Unfortunately, it is privately owned and you cannot wander around. Carefully descending Castle Hill, the walk proceeds through a number of fields before arriving at Lawn Lane.

There follows a short but sharp climb to arrive in the interesting hill top village of Hannington where you will find the Jolly Tar Pub. Leaving Hannington, the walk gradually heads downhill to eventually reach the B4019.

A short stretch of Verge walking follows before the route once again follows the disused railway line. After clambering over a stile/footbridge combination, the walk re-enters the village of Stanton Fitzwarren and the start of the walk.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Countryside

4/21/2023 - Sue Rattley

There are 2 footpath closures on this route with no offered diversions. The first one is between WM5 & WM6 at the footbridge. To avoid this you would need to carry on along the road at WM5 and keep turning right until you get to WM6. The second one is at WM17. We squeezed through the barrier and were able to carry on to WM18 with a slight diversion onto the farm track halfway along. There was no easy alternative. With regard to the steps at WM12, mentioned in a previous comment, these have now been completed to a good standard.

8/30/2021 - Andrew Long

Walk reviewed and updated. New photos added. Please note that steps at WM12 are temporarily closed and an alternative route is mentioned. When the steps section reopens, please let me know and I will update the walk.

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