GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Littlecote House Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This walk visits Littlecote House in Wiltshire. The historic Elizabethancountry house dates back to the mid 1500s and is surrounded by beautiful grounds.
The house is now run as a hotel where you can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea before strolling around the gardens and visiting the on site Roman settlement where you can see an ancient mosaic floor. There's also some interesting history as Henry VIII courted his third wife Jane Seymour at the house in the 16th century. The D-Day landings of the second world war were also planned within the house.
This circular walk starts from the house and follows footpaths around Littlecote Park where you can enjoy views of the River Kennet and some attractive woodland. At the western end of the park there's the village of Ramsbury while at the eastern end there's Chilton Foliat to explore. Both are worthy villages with nice riverside trails and good refreshment options.

Littlecote House OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Littlecote House Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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The House 1

Littlecote House Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 3352752

The House 2

The Edge of Littlecote Park - geograph.org.uk - 263343

The Edge of Littlecote Park. Behind the boskiness to the left is the River Kennet. The peace of a glorious early-autumn day was shattered by a duck shoot just a few yards away; when the gun-shots were not booming, the poor ducks were flying noisily all over the shop. Perhaps the guns themselves were plutocratic guests from the nearby exclusive Littlecote House Hotel. This photograph was taken on the very northern edge of the gridsquare.

Littlecote House Hotel Grounds - geograph.org.uk - 3352747

Littlecote House Hotel Grounds

River Kennet facing west north west - geograph.org.uk - 294412

River Kennet facing west north west

Littlecote Roman Villa - Orpheus Mosaic - geograph.org.uk - 1989513

Littlecote Roman Villa

Grass and woodland, Littlecote - geograph.org.uk - 857249

Grass and woodland, Littlecote Park. The view from a bridleway between Great Coppice and Colonel's Brake.

Track with beeches, Littlecote Park - geograph.org.uk - 648212

Track with beeches, Littlecote Park. A public footpath heading east in a dry valley above Littlecote House.

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