- exploring on foot in and around the Nadder Valley, Wiltshire


Tisbury Footpath Club has a regular programme of walks each year led by members. We have one walk on a Saturday or Sunday each month. In the summer months of May, June, July and August; we normally have two evening walks per month. The weekend walks are usually between 4 and 6 miles long anywhere within 15 miles of Tisbury. The summer evening walks are about 3 miles long starting in or near Tisbury.

Each year in July, we have a full day Annual Outing by coach to a more distant place of interest, offering walks of different lengths. Recent outings have taken us to Lyme Regis, the Purbeck Hills, the Jurassic Coast into Swanage and the South West Coast Path between Lulworth Cove and Weymouth. This year's outing will be in the Bath area.

Last year saw the addition of a full day's outing in the Spring. Starting at Avebury, three walks took place over a variety of distances, approximately 10, 7 and 5 miles. The Spring Outing is going to be repeated again in April. This time the three levels of walks will be based around Cheddar.

We always welcome regulars and non members on these trips as we do on all our walks.

Tisbury lies in the heart of the Cranborne Chase and South Wilts Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a population of about 2,500, Tisbury is the largest village actually lying within the AONB. The area around Tisbury has a wealth of footpaths and bridleways by which visitors and local residents can explore and enjoy the natural beauty of this part of Wiltshire.

Volunteers from the Club regularly carry out maintenance and improvements to footpaths in cooperation with the Wiltshire Council's Senior Footpath Warden for South Wiltshire. If you have an occasional morning to spare, help would be appreciated.