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MWW in green on white arrow discsMid Wilts Way


109 km / 68 miles
Extending from close to the Berkshire border to just short of the Somerset border, yet never straying outside the Wiltshire border, the Mid Wilts Way (MWW), researched and designed by James Alsop from Wiltshire College, Trowbridge, is a 68-mile route that takes in some of Wiltshire's finest countryside and downland areas and could be walked in either direction.

At its eastern end the walk starts/finishes in the attractive village of Ham, located just to the south of Hungerford, and at the western end finishes close to the Somerset border in the heart of the pretty village of Mere.

In all, there are ten villages along the route, many of which provide accommodation and/or refreshments. They are, from east to west, Wilton, Wootton Rivers, Oare, Seend Cleeve, Keevil, Steeple Ashton, Bratton, Upton Scudamore, Horningsham and Kingston Deverill.

The route is coincident in significant sections with the Wansdyke Path (with information on the earthwork on the web link on that route's page), the Wessex Ridgeway, and with the White Horse Trail that provides a link to the start of the Ridgeway National Trail.

Train services run to towns near to the route at Hungerford, Pewsey, Melksham, Westbury, and Warminster.

Single-lane road narrowing with traffic lights on Victoria Road in Warminster, Wiltshire is reported to be causing problems for pedestrians. While the 'road works' continue it is suggested that walkers avoid this stretch of the Mid Wilts Way. The works are scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2023.


Waymark: MWW in green on white arrow discs
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: MWW in green on white arrow discs
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SU331630 - Ham, Wiltshire View on StreetMap
Finish: ST812324 - Mere, Wiltshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2007

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Mid Wilts Way directions west to east  (Tim Lewis  - 2023 ) Download File
Route Description - PDF Mid Wilts Way directions east to west  (Tim Lewis  - 2023 ) Download File
Guidebook Mid-Wilts Way  (Ex Libris Press  - 2007 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 173, 174, 183, 184
OS Landranger Active 173, 174, 183, 184
OS Explorer 143, 156, 157, 158
OS Explorer Active 143, 156, 157, 158

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Route Profile:

108.6 km (67.5 miles)
1,774 m (5,820 ft) ascent
286 m (938 ft)  maximum height

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