Get Wiltshire Walking - Challenge walks and farewells

Published: 7th November 2019

The Get Wiltshire Walking final challenge event of 2019 took place in September. This was the last in this series of Pre-loved challenge walks. The event, based from the Community Garrison, revisited the wonderful landscapes around Warminster with its stunning views and its wealth of historic features.

165 walkers signed up to the walks - many on the longer strider walk which took on both Middle Hill, which is a Bronze Age bowl barrow topped by a clump of trees, and Battlesbury Hill, which is one of the finest examples of an Iron Age hillfort in England.

The strollers were treated to equally amazing views as they took a slightly more circuitous route up Battlesbury Hill before walking along the ramparts to admire the expansive views and a huge array of wildflowers.

Starter walkers were able to enjoy the green spaces immediately around the community centre and a view of the hills their fellow walkers were walking.

Traditionally a morning event, this challenge gave walkers an opportunity for an afternoon walk followed by tea and a wonderful selection of cakes provided by many of the walkers.

Of course you could be forgiven for thinking the larger numbers attending this particular event were lured by the promise of cake but this event marked the retirement of Rosie Golding, our original Walks Co-ordinator.

Rosie has been involved with GWW since its inception 9 years ago, establishing and developing free weekly walks around Wiltshire and encouraging the residents of Wiltshire to increase their physical activity and get out and enjoy the varied and beautiful scenery on offer in this great County.