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Wootton Rivers and Martinsell Hill Walk

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This is one of a series I have written along the Kennet and Avon Canal. It fits in geographically between 510 Pewsey and 224 Great Bedwyn. This walk is at times very close to the railway line but not to a station! See Access Information.

The first part of the walk is a gentle stroll west from the village of Wootton Rivers alongside the canal. In the spring and summer, you may see a lot of boating activity. In the winter, the canal is often closed for maintenance. There was thick ice in February 2010!

Walking along the canal towpath, you get a good view of your next objective, the Giant's Grave and Martinsell Hill up on the chalk ridge to the north. Your route leaves the canal at Pains Bridge, where you start the approach to the hill.

Leaving the hill-fort, there is open countryside with extensive views south as you drop back into Wootton Rivers. This is a lovely village, with attractive large houses, quaint thatched cottages, the pub and the church all adding to the appeal. Much of it was designated a Conservation Area in 1975.

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