Quaker's Walk Devizes
This nice tree lined bridleway in Devizes makes for a nice easy afternoon stroll. The pleasant path runs for about a mile from the canal to Roundway, using a section of the Wessex Ridgeway Trail. The historic path is believed to go back more than 700 years to the reign of King Edward I.
The walk starts on the canal by the Grade II listed Gates and Lodge which originally marked the southern end of Lord Roundway's estate. You then follow the path north for about a mile, finishing at Roundway.
You can extend the walk by continuing along the long distance trail to Roundway Hill, the site of a famous Civil War battle where a Royalist cavalry force under Lord Wilmot won a crushing victory over the Parliamentarians in 1643.
You can also try the Devizes and Caen Hill Locks walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Quaker's Walk Devizes Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Quaker's Walk Devizes Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Quaker's Walk Devizes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Quaker's Walk Devizes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Hourglass is in a lovely location right next to the canal in Devizes. From the terrace garden there are lovely views over the water to the surrounding countryside. It's a great place to relax and watch the boats go by on warm summer days. They have an excellent menu and can be found at Horton Avenue with a postcode of SN10 2RH.