This walk explores Clanger and Picket Wood near Heywood and Trowbridge in Wiltshire.
The 59 hectare (145 acre) woods include some easy footpaths taking you around the site. The woods are particularly lovely in spring when there are carpets of bluebells to see. Also look out for a variety of woodland birds including the nuthatch, treecreeper and willow warbler. In the summer months look out for butterflies that include the Silver-washed fritillary and the White Admiral.
You can start your walk from the car park on the western side of the woods, just off the Westbury Road at a postcode of BA13 4LL for your sat navs. From here you can pick up the trails heading east across the site, with the option of following another footpath north to visit the little village of Yarnbrook.
Clanger Wood PostcodeBA13 4LL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Clanger Wood Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Clanger Wood Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Clanger Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Clanger Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Clanger Wood Dog Walking
The woods are ideal for a sheltered dog walk under the tree canopies. You will probably bump into other owners on a fine weekend day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head north into Trowbridge and you could try the Trowbridge Park and River Walk.
Just a couple of miles to the west you'll find Southwick Country Park. The 100 acre park has a series of good walking trails to try.
Just to the south you can enjoy a climb to the Westbury White Horse and enjoy fine views over the area. You can also pick up the Wessex Ridgeway and White Horse Trail from this elevated position.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Wiltshire Walks page.