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Cycling, walking and running

Cycling

Find out all you need to know to get cycling in Wiltshire.

Cycle Wiltshire - including information on the Cycle Wiltshire elite race, sportive, clubs and other cycling events in the county. Important update on the Cycle Wiltshire Sportive.

Connecting Wiltshire - providing information on how to get into cycling, equipment, basic safety, routes and places to ride in Wiltshire.

Lets Ride - short, family friendly rides in Salisbury, Trowbridge and Calne.

Breeze - women only cycling

Public rights of way

Wiltshire Cycleway - Wiltshire Cycleway has been split into 16 sections which can be downloaded or printed.

Walking

Get Wiltshire Walking is a Public Health funded project which aims to ensure every community within the county has access to a FREE weekly led walk

Connecting Wiltshire

Walking in Wiltshire

Public rights of way

Countryside access rights of way

DayGroupWalkContact
Alternate Mondays
Trowbridge walking forum
1.5 mile short walks.
5 mile long walks

Trowbridge walking forum

MondaySalisbury and District Walking for Health
Short, and Longer walks available as well as bus walk
Pam Rouquette on 01722 334209
TuesdayTrowbridge walking for health
3 miles
Alan Thirlwell on 01225 760492 or Alf Moreton on 01225 755727 or Email alfran44@btinternet.com
Second Sunday of the month and last Tuesday of the month
Bradford on Avon walkers are welcome
Usually between 5 and 7 miles occasionally longer

walk bradford on avon or email walkboa@gmail.com

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Orienteering

Thanks to funding provided by Aiming High a new Permanent Orienteering Course (POC) is now available at the Avon Valley nature reserve, next to Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Salisbury.

Orienteering provides an exciting challenge in the countryside for both children and adults to find points in the landscape using only a map and a compass.

Orienteering at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre is an outdoor activity that everyone can enjoy.

The courses on the orienteering map have been designed by Sarum Orienteers to ensure you make the most of exploring the parkland in the grounds of the Centre.

Orienteering is a great activity because you can -
•Compete against others to improve your skills
•Enjoy the fresh air and countryside

There will be several possible courses to choose from, including two courses designed for people in wheelchairs.

The courses are all located in the pleasant open countryside behind the centre and are open for anyone to try. A course consists of a start point, a series of control sites that are marked by numbered circles on the map in the order they are to be visited, and a finish. All the checkpoints or control sites are marked with wooden posts. Each post is marked by a number and a red and white marker.

All you need to do is download a map and information leaflet or pick one up from Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre and have a go.

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For more information about this permanent course or other local events please go to the Sarum Orienteers’ webpage at www.sarumo.org.uk or email chairman@sarumo.org.uk

Write to us

Sports Development Team
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN

email: sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Running

Working in partnership with Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire and Swindon Sport, Run England provides a welcoming and social environment in which people of any fitness level can participate in running.

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  • Westbury running group, Leighton Recreation Centre. Contact: sarah.sim738@gmail.com 07846 100233
    All abilities
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School gate runs

A social session for complete beginners to start exercising straight after the school drop off.

Bring the buggy if required and join us at the school gate for a 45 minute active session. 

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Join Run England for free to receive a whole range of benefits.

If you would like more information or advice please contact your Wiltshire Activator, Amy Chalk.

Email: achalk@englandathletics.org Phone: 07714 077345

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Last updated: 6 April 2017 | Last reviewed: 6 April 2017