The Wiltshire walking challenge starts in Cricklade and visits 27 different towns and attractions around the county. Plot your progress on the map by inputting either the number of steps, or number of miles you have completed.
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Start the challenge 2000 steps = 1 mile
We start the walking challenge in one of the most northern towns within Wiltshire, Cricklade.
Cricklade is a 9th century Saxon town dominated by the towers of St Sampson’s Church and the first town on the River Thames. The town has many sites of historic interest including the town’s historical society’s own museum.
Cricklade’s “Bloomers” are volunteers who make sure the town’s floral displays are always well maintained. In 2011 they won the RHS Britain in Bloom national Champion of Champions trophy.
North of the town is North Meadow which is in fact an old hay meadow but now a national nature reserve, and a site of special scientific interest and home to the rare ‘Snakeshead Fritillary’ which flower in April. Why not visit the reserve and take a walk.
Website for Active Wiltshire www.activewiltshire.org.uk Twitter #AciveWiltshire
Website for Cricklade Bloomers www.crickladebloomers.co.uk