GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walks around Holt Wiltshire

2 miles (3.2 km)

This worthy Wiltshire village is located close toBradford on Avon, Trowbridge Park and Melksham in an attractive part of the county. Walking highlights include the nearby Kennet and Avon Canal, the River Avon and two fine National Trust properties located in an around the village.
This walk from the village visits the National Trust's Courts Garden before heading north to visit Great Chalfield Manor. The two sites are great for a peaceful stroll in beautiful, historical surroundings.
The walk starts in the village where you can explore the beautiful Courts Garden. Here you'll find water gardens, herbaceous borders and some beautifully crafted topiary.
The route then follows footpaths north to Great Chalfield where you'll find a fine medieval manor house surrounded by lovely gardens. There's terraces, topiary houses, a gazebo and a lily pond to see here.

Holt Wiltshire OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Holt Wiltshire Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Holt Wiltshire

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Old Ham Tree for some post walk refreshments. The 18th century pub is located in a nice spot close to the village green. They serve quality dishes which you can enjoy a pleasant garden area. You can find them at postcode BA14 6PY.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south west and you can enjoy easy waterside walks along the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Avon in Bradford on Avon.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Wiltshire Walks page.

Photos

Holt The Walk, Courts Gardens, Holt, Wiltshire (geograph 3455182)

Holt The Walk, Courts Gardens, Holt, Wiltshire

The Courts House from the Entrance Gate - geograph.org.uk - 1009724

The Courts House from the Entrance Gate. The house was builtin 1720 was the home of a wealthy clothier from nearbyBradford-on-Avon, at the time a prosperous wool town. It served as the village law court where cloth weavers could settle their disputes.

Hot Border in The Courts Garden - geograph.org.uk - 1009714

Hot Border in The Courts Garden View towards Holt Church in background. House is to right of photo.

The Old Ham Tree Inn, Ham Green - geograph.org.uk - 1334539

The Old Ham Tree Inn, Ham Green

Great Chalfield Manor gardens - geograph.org.uk - 2336545

Great Chalfield Manor gardens

Great Chalfield Manor and Church - geograph.org.uk - 310049

Great Chalfield Manor and Church. The church is dedicated to All Saints and was built during the 14th, 15th and late 18th centuries and restored in 1914 by C H Biddulph-Pinchard.

Great Chalfield Manor - geograph.org.uk - 1345629

Great Chalfield Manor. "Here is one of the most perfect examples of the late medieval English manor house" says Pevsner ("Wiltshire", 1963).

Arched Gateway at Great Chalfield Manor - geograph.org.uk - 310056

Arched Gateway at Great Chalfield Manor. Manor house and associated buildings were built between 1465-1460 for Thomas Tropnell and restored between 1905-12 by Sir Harold Brakspear for Robert Fuller. The building is Grade I listed. The property was given to the National Trust in 1943.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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