Wiltshire Walking Guidebooks and Maps
Displayed below are Wiltshire walking guidebooks and maps for ramblers. Further down the page is more info the option to buy online.
Some of the guidebooks are out of print but available from third-parties via Amazon.
Please also see our Ridgeway and Wessex Ridgeway long-distance footpaths, and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty pages for more Wiltshire guidebooks and maps.
The Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps are available in standard quality (shown), as well as the tougher all-weather type.
We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“Walking is one of Britain’s favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Wiltshire, and cear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.”
– 50 Walks in Wiltshire (AA 50 Walks series)
“Wiltshire is a walker’s paradise with many unexpected delights. With half the county designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this new collection of 100 walks of up to 12 miles will help you explore the best of this beautiful, mystical and timeless landscape. The Crowood Walking Guides give detailed and accurate route descriptions of the 100 walks. Full-colour mapping is included which is sourced from the Ordnance Survey. Details of where to park and where to eat and drink are included and also places of interest to see along the way.”
– 100 Walks in Wiltshire
“Guidebook to 30 circular day walks in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The routes, which range from 4 to 13 miles long take in parts of four counties – Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. The walks allow you to explore parts of the Ridgeway National Trail, the Kennet and Avon Canal and stunning historic sites, such as Avebury, the 3000-year-old Uffington White Horse, impressive Neolithic long barrows and Iron Age hill forts. The North Wessex Downs are accessible hills that rise above the towns and rural plains of southern England and roll gently west from Reading and Basingstoke to Swindon and down past Marlborough to Andover. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS maps, are plenty of details on points of interest, as well as practical information on the area from public transport links, to ideal refreshment stops on each walk. The result is an ideal companion to exploring both the popular and untouched corners of the North Wessex Downs.”
– Walking in the North Wessex Downs: 30 walks take in parts of four counties – Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire (Cicerone)