Climb this distinctive hill in Warminster and enjoy wonderful views over West Wiltshire and Somerset. The chalk downland of the hill is covered in wildflowers in the summer months.
There is a car park about half a mile south of the hill. From here you can pick up the footpath to the hill summit. The hill is located very close to Longleat Park so you can continue your walk here. There are miles of woodland trails, a series of ponds and the famous safari park. You could try the Shearwater Lake Walk which takes you along a 37 acre lake with access to the surrounding forest. A short walk from here is the wonderful Heaven's Gate with fascinating sculptures and wonderful views over Longleat.
The Mid-Wilts Way also crosses the hill so you could pick this up and head towards Upton Scudamore or into Longleat Forest. Head east and you will soon come to the town of Warminster. Our Warminster Walk will take you around the Smallbrook Meadows Nature Reserve and the Lake Pleasure Grounds in the town centre.
PostcodeBA12 7QU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Cley Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Cley Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cley Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
After your walk we recommend heading into nearby Warminster and visiting the Rose & Crown pub for refreshments. There's bar games, a good menu and a nice beer garden to sit out in during the summer months here. You can find it at 57 East St, with postcode: BA12 9BZ.
Also of note is the The George Inn at the village of Longbridge Deverill. The main attraction here is the lovely riverside garden, next to the River Wylye. You can find it at postcode BA12 7DG.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you head east to Warminster you can pick up the Imber Range Perimeter Path. The circular route takes you around the MOD's Imber Range on Salisbury Plain. On the way you'll visit the Battlesbury Hill Iron Age fort where there are some excellent views over the region.