Resources and Links

A map of local walks (updated 2023) is available free from the Town Council offices, and Corsham Bookshop sells Ordnance Survey and other maps and books of walks for our local area.

Corsham Walking Festival hold an annual weekend of local walks annually on the second weekend of June, and the site includes details of other walking groups including Corsham Wanderers. The organisation has also created eight local Heritage Walks. In Corsham, the guides to these trails can also be found at the Tourist Information Centre, Springfield Campus and The Corsham Bookshop. They can also be downloaded from the Corsham Walking Festival website.
corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk/

Ramblers, formerly the Ramblers’ Association. Lots of useful stuff, and they are a campaigning organisation for our footpaths and arrange walks through local groups including our area.
https://www.ramblers.org.uk/

Get Wiltshire Walking: walking groups organised by Wiltshire Council in Corsham and elsewhere as part of the national Walking for Health initiative. At the time of writing these varying short walks of less than two hours start from the Springfield Centre, Corsham, at 09:30 every Wednesday.
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-cycling-walking-and-running

This is the national site about National Trails (routes which you can enjoy walking all of part of: our nearest is the Cotswold Way) including the King Charles III England Coast Path project.
https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/

The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a beautiful area on our doorstep and their volunteers organise guided and self-guided walks, including at times the Cotswold Way.
https://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/

The North Wessex Downs AONB has similar resources and includes the stunning Vale of Pewsey. Much of it showcases the flora and fauna of the internationally rare Chalk Grassland.
https://www.northwessexdowns.org.uk/

This is a useful Ordnance Survey site with guides on map reading and navigation.
https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/

This is Wiltshire Council’s page on the county’s rights of way, including their definitive map (“Wiltshire Council Rights of Way Explorer”)
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/recreation-rights-of-way

The Countryside Code (Revised 2023)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code/the-countryside-code-advice-for-countryside-visitors
Prettier version:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1159335/Countryside_Code_A5.pdf

The Highway Code (revised 2023) which includes guidance for walkers and groups on roads.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code

Suggestions for other links may be sent to Richard

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