GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cley Hill

1 miles (1.5 km)

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.


BA12 7QU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.


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Cley Hill. View looking E from A362 near Corsley Heath

Corsley Village from Cley Hill (geograph 2463107)

Corsley Village from Cley Hill

East from Cley Hill - - 934513

East from Cley Hill. The northern bit of Warminster, with Battlesbury Hill and Oxendean Down behind.

East side of Cley Hill - - 941973

East side of Cley Hill Seen from Little Cley Hill.

At the foot of Cley Hill - - 931698

At the foot of Cley Hill Cley Hill stands like an island mid the surrounding fields.

View from Cley Hill car park - - 931684

View from Cley Hill car park. The car park on the A362 is not signposted and is easily missed. When approaching from the east look for the roundabout at Picket Post Gate, the car park is about 500 M. further on the right.

East of north from Cley Hill - - 1671748

East of north from Cley Hill. With a view of the cement works chimney on the other side of Westbury.

Kelston Round Hill seen from Cley Hill - - 934590

Kelston Roundhill seen from Cley Hill. Distance 16.5 miles. Kelston Tump, as it is called locally is on the skyline to the left, Prospect Stile and Lansdown are to the right of it. It is just possible to see the transmitter mast at the racecourse on the far right. There is a popular walk to this ancient barrow starting from Kelston village. From the summit there are wonderful views to the Wiltshire Downs, the Mendip Hills and the Black Mountains of Wales. There's also a fine 17th century pub to visit in the village afterwards.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Cley Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)