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Wessex Airscapes WALK: Pewsey Downs

A 5 mile circular walk over Clifford’s Hill and Rybury Camp to Tan Hill , the Wansdyke, All Cannings and the Kennet and Avon Canal, with Anna Dillon, Hedley Thorne and Glyn Coy.

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The route will take you up Clifford’s Hill and Rybury Camp to Tan Hill with sweeping views over the Pewsey Vale. The route then follows a section of the Wansdyke, before heading back down to All Cannings and returning back along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Led by Glyn Coy of Hidden Wiltshire, this walk explores the landscape featured in Wessex Airscapes: Elevating Wiltshire exhibition, with the artists themselves. Anna Dillon will show some of her paintings on the route and explain the personal connections she has with the landscapes and why she painted them. Weather and permissions permitting Hedley Thorne may be able to do a drone demo on the walk.

The exhibition is a collaboration between aerial photographer Hedley Thorne and landscape painter Anna Dillon, exploring aerial landscapes. At Wiltshire Museum from 8 July to 15 October 2023.

Details of the day:

Date: Wednesday 9 August
Start Time: 6 pm. The 5 mile walk is expected to last three hours or so.
Meet and Park:
Meet outside the long barrow at All Cannings.
Parking is anywhere along the track next to the long barrow that leads down to the canal. The long barrow is signposted from the main road between Allington and Stanton St Bernard. What3words app: behaving.recap.hubcaps. Google Maps:

Cost: £13 (£11 WANHS members)
Booking: essential ‘book online’ below.
Maximum Number: 12 (excluding walk leaders)

Terms and Conditions

  • Stout footwear, protective clothing to suit the prevailing weather conditions.
  • Reasonable mobility will be required – sufficient for a walk of 3 to 4 miles, with some uphill tracks.
  • Please ensure that you bring water and snacks; this is particularly important in hot weather.
  • The event may be postponed if adverse weather is forecast.
  • Unless sold out, bookings will close at 9 am on the day of the outing.

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