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Parish Footpaths

Part of the old bridle road from Ansty to Berwick St John. Summer 2020

Walk the walk in Ansty!

The parish of Ansty has some of the most beautiful public rights of way (PROWs) in the county of Wiltshire – crossing varied landscapes including chalk and greensand hills flanked by clay coombes all connecting points of much interest. No wonder our parish area is part of Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!  ccwwdAONB

All of our footpaths (see below) are currently fully accessible and carefully waymarked.

Photo Map – Ansty ‘Rights of Way’

Current Information 2020





New!         Down Memory Lane:

The Ansty Parish Boundary Walk, 2007     


Ansty public footpath maintenance season in full swing (updated 10-06-2020)  

After an enforced break from maintenance activities due to the coronavirus restrictions the Ansty volunteer public footpath maintenance group have very recently reconvened to continue to tidy up all of our footpaths after the winter storms and wet weather! Since then we have had weeks of warm sunshine and vegetation growth has added to the problems. Nevertheless, strictly following social distancing measures and operating in 2 entirely separate groups of just two individuals, footpath clearance is taking place once more. Hopefully this means local people can enjoy pleasant walking along our 6 miles of tracks through some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable this summer – whilst still keeping safe. Landowners have been doing their bit too in keeping our paths maintained and safe. Click on image for pictures of our footpaths and map details!

Footnote: apologies for the incorrect spelling of ‘Denmead’ as in Denmead Copses, Ansty. It has now been corrected. The editor blames keyboard gremlins!


Local Information:

1 Ansty footpath items – 2019

2 Aileen’s Bridge FP8

3 Extended boardwalk to FP11 

4 Safer access to FP1

5 Be a parish landscape detective!

6 Footpath to Berwick St John

7 Walk the Walk in Ansty

8 FP2 Upgraded!

9 Ansty Footpaths Gallery 2017

10 Ansty Circular Walks (Maps)

11 A pleasant evening walk from Ansty to Swallowcliffe

Other information:

Tisbury Footpath Club

Wiltshire Rights of Way

Rights of Way Wiltshire on two feet

Wiltshire Rights of Way Map Explorer

Goodbye to ‘Lost Ways?’

Previous Ansty PC Footpath Reports:

Ansty PC Footpath Report November 2019

Ansty PC Footpath Report December 2018

Ansty PC Footpath Report December 2017

Ansty PC Footpath Report November 2016

Ansty PC Footpath Report October 2015

Ansty PC Footpath Report August 2013