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Chilton Foliat Walks

1 miles (1.7 km)

This little Wiltshire village near Hungerford is a lovely place for a stroll. There's the wildlife on Chilton Marsh, attractive countryside, pretty thatched cottages and nice views of the River Kennet which runs through the village.
To continue your walking around the village head south east to pick up the Newbury to Kintbury and Hungerford Canal Walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Heading west will take you to neighbouring Ramsbury. On the way you will pass Littlecote House which is one of the area's highlights. The house dates from the mid 16th century and is surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens. There's also an ancient Roman mosaic and the opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea at the historic house which is now run as a hotel.


RG17 0TE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Walks near Chilton Foliat


After your walk you can enjoy some refreshment at The Wheatsheaf. The historic pub is housed in an 18th century Grade II listed thatched house. They serve high quality organic food and have a garden area to sit out in. The pub is also dog friendly.


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Chilton Foliat. The house on the right goes by the name Vine Cottage. It is somewhat more imposing than many of its counterparts on the village's main road. It is late 17th/early 18th century.

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The River Kennet

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The Wheatsheaf Inn Chilton Foliat. Is the pub haunted? Some people think that pictures recently taken in the bar show that it is! 

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Chilton Foliat. Looking west along the main street, which consists mostly of attractive cottages, from the Wheatsheaf pub.

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A view west from south of Chilton Foliat. A cereal crop is starting to grow beneath spring sunshine. The road to the right leads to Littlecote House, now an hotel.

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River Kennet at Chilton Foliat

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The Old Rectory. This was for a period in the 1960s the home of the journalist and author Auberon Waugh. Waugh was the eldest son of the novelist Evelyn Waugh and, although he wrote several novels himself, he is perhaps best known for his satirical columns in the pages of ‘Private Eye’ and the ‘Daily Telegraph’. His output was almost guaranteed to give the average ‘Grauniad’ reader a fit of the vapours at regular intervals. Auberon Waugh died at the age of 61 in early 2001. The image was obtained from the adjacent churchyard of St Mary's. There are no privacy issues with this image; Waugh both identified the property and included a photograph of it in his hilarious autobiography.

St Mary, Chilton Foliat- March 2014 (geograph 3895704)

St Mary's church

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