Footpath Group

Coming Up

Planned walks

The next scheduled walk is the famous mince pie walk on the 21st December. Route details will follow. Meanwhile why not try the newly opened Circular Walk (directions, courtesy of Jeremy Parsons, are given below).

The Circular Walk

The Downton Circular Walk was formally opened on 2nd November. As you can see from the picture above, our lovely Martin Wright - GPS Guru extraordinaire - cut the ribbon and declared it open. Members of the Footpath group, Downton Society and Parish Council shared cake and fizz and some of the intrepid walkers (and four legged friends) braved the wind and damp to walk afterwards. It’s a bit muddy in parts at the moment, but should be fully accessible to all.

For details of the Circular Walk, click here for the route instructions, and here for the map.

That’s all folks and happy walking

At the Parish Council Amenities meeting of the 26/9/2016, it was agreed unanimously to delegate the promotion of use and any footpath maintenance issues to the Downton Society Footpath Group. The Footpath Group will report back any issues, raise working parties and work in partnership with the Parish Council Amenities committee. The Footpath Group has walked the Parish paths and beyond for over 10 years; members have worked together with the Parish Council to obtain grants for kissing gates, and to help Wiltshire Council install them over the Southern Wiltshire area.

​ If you would like to raise any issues about the state of stiles or any parish path issues, please contact:
Susan Barnhurst-Davies
The Downton Society
Tel: 01725 512 963 Mob: 07875 036879 E: