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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

The Man Outdoors - Explore, Dream, Discover

Thatchers Cottage, The Lane, Pewsey Road, Rushall SN96EN, UK – 07884 494934

Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the country. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks..

Camping and Caravaning

The Golden Swan

Wilcot, Pewsey SN9 5NN, UK – 01672 562289

Simple camping in most lovely location. Facilities clean and the publicans very sociable. Make sure you go to the general knowledge quiz on the first Sunday of each month. Really well organised and food - bargain of the century at £2.50.

Stopped here for lunch after biking from Bedwyn along the canal. The gamon, which came with an egg, onion rings, mushrooms and chips, was the best I've had, thick and juicy. Everything cooked well and not greasy. The only negative was the slight doggy smell at first but this was covered up the smell of food as lunch got underway.

Woodbridge Inn

North Newnton, Pewsey SN9 6JZ, UK – 01980 630266

We cycled and stayed for 1 nights camping. The site is beautiful with a lovely small river running along the bottom of the field with trout and chub. Fishing is available but is fly fishing only. The curry night in the pub was incredible - all home cooked and 7 choices of curry and a free pint thrown in. The facilities were mediocre at best. One toilet which was clean, 2 showers both clean but one was unusable because there was no light, and the urinals were unusable and full of stale urine. Value for money certainly as it only cost £39 for 2 of us camping and all you can eat curry with a drink. Hopefully they fix the small issues in the facilities as this really was an idyllic spot and lovely people in the pub. 3 stars as the urinals were just atrocious - but pushing 5 if they had fixed that.

If the star rating is for overall experience I would mark it two and a half star as a top mark for the food which has been delicious. A group of 10 of us dined at Woodbridge in on the 7th of August 2014 and we have all enjoyed our meals which were to a very high standard hence compliments to the chef. However the service has been worse than POOR!!!!!!! Miserable looking greetings during which we were told we were going to be seated at two different tables so they can serve us. Tables were so far apart that it didn't feel as though we were same party. We have pulled the tables together ourselves. We have all ordered our drinks (10 non alcoholic drinks mostly coke and lemonade so nothing difficult to prepare) and waited about half an hour for them to arrive. We were served with bread and olives after the drinks arrived which was lovely however no one informed us they were complimentary... The water came in a dirty jug and for the two hours of us being sat there we were not asked once if we were alright for drinks. The waitress asked if she could clear up as two people were still eating and once we have asked for the bill it has never arrived. We had to go to the bar and pay.... The land lady seemed so unhappy and miserable and it has clearly transferred onto the waiting staff who looked just the same. But on this note I may say that I would go back there just for the food as it was delicious however the service part gets minus 5 stars and spoils the overall experience.

crop circle camping

18-20 River St, Pewsey SN9 5DH, UK – 07936 868065

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!