Get Wiltshire Walking Lacock Challenge

The third of this year's series of Get Wiltshire Walking's annual challenge walks saw over 160 walkers take to Lacock.

They gathered at The National Trust Car Park on Thursday 27 June at 4pm, to begin one of three graded walks on offer.

On a hot sunny afternoon the routes offered extensive views of the village and surrounding countryside, and two of the walks took the participants away from Lacock, into neighbouring Reybridge, and then up some steep challenging hills to enjoy more extensive views.

Cabinet member for leisure, Allison Bucknell said: "We live in a beautiful county and there are many gorgeous towns and villages to explore on foot. The Get Wiltshire Walking initiative is a fantastic one to be involved with, as along with taking in the stunning countryside, they are great social events with enormous health and wellbeing benefits. I'm delighted so many walkers took part in the Lacock challenge and I would urge you all to make sure you're registered for the next one!"

The starter walk which was 1.5 miles and normally attracts a handful of walkers, proved very popular, with nearly 30 participants treated to views of the abbey and surroundings. They also enjoyed a stroll through the iconic village, learning about its important history.

These challenge walks are open only to Get Wiltshire Walking registered walkers. However, if you would like more information about joining this scheme and having an opportunity to enjoy some of these wonderful challenge walks, please visit our website