GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pepperbox Hill

1 miles (1 km)

This walk climbs to a distinctive 17th century folly on Pepperbox Hill near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
The Grade II listed building dates back to 1606 and is also known as Eyre's Folly. You can start the walk from the Pepperbox Hill car park and then follow footpaths a short way up to the folly. The area is also a nature reserve with lots of interesting flora and fauna to see.
You can find the hill just a mile south of the village of West Grimstead. The high point is 157 metres and includes a number of bridle paths for further exploration. From the top there are fine views over the Wiltshire countryside to Salisbury.

Postcode

SP5 3QL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pepperbox Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pepperbox Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Just to the south east is the village of Whiteparish where you could visit the Kings Head Inn. The historic 16th century pub has old beams, a real fire and a bay window where you can watch the world go by. There's also a good sized garden which has it's own duck pond. They can be found at postcode SP5 2SG.
You could start the walk from the village and follow footpaths north west up to the hill as well.

Dog Walking

The paths are ideal for a dog walk. You will probably see other owners on a fine day. The Kings Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles north and you could explore Figsbury Ring. The Iron Age hill fort is another National Trust owned site with good footpaths around the ramparts and more tremendous views.

Photos

Guarding the Pepperbox - geograph.org.uk - 522494

Guarding the Pepperbox, near to West Grimstead, Wiltshire, Great Britain. The Pepperbox, during the late 18th and early 19th century was the haunt of highwaymen, who waited there to rob coaches after they had climbed the hill and the horses tired.

Molehills, Pepperbox Hill - geograph.org.uk - 2833705

Molehills, Pepperbox Hill. The area features a diverse habitat boasting many uncommon species includingjuniper,orchidsandyewwoodland. The chalk downlandsupports rare butterfly species, including the duke of burgundy.

Approach to the Pepperbox - geograph.org.uk - 1902884

Approach to the Pepperbox. The building was used as a lookout post by the localHome GuardduringWorld War II. Both the folly and the hill it stands on are property of theNational Trust

National Trust signpost, Pepperbox Hill, Wiltshire

National Trust signpost, Pepperbox Hill, Wiltshire

Topograph near the Pepperbox - geograph.org.uk - 522500

Topograph and view near the Pepperbox

Field edge and distant view to Salisbury - geograph.org.uk - 1740870

Field edge and distant view to Salisbury

Kings Head - geograph.org.uk - 2832559

Kings Head. A nice place for refreshments near the hill in Whiteparish.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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