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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 2021




Ansty Footpath Maintenance Report November 2020 – November 2021 (posted 07-11-2021)

Once again, we can report that our entire 6-mile (9.6 km) footpath system remains in good shape, thanks to regular vegetation clearing and trimming by the Ansty Volunteer Footpath Maintenance Group (AVFMG).

From mid-March the four-man maintenance team re-convened after the winter and operated in the same socially distanced twosomes first mooted in 2020, looking after designated sections of our footpaths. Working in conjunction with Wiltshire Council we had to ensure that we had assessed the risks when working on the footpaths; checked that no member of the public was in the work area as well as ensuring no harm came to any wildlife creatures.  Appropriate measures to minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus were also taken.  Volunteers Mark Norris and Rob Wilkinson generally looked after the smaller footpaths 7,8,9,10,11,12,13, 14 and 15 whilst Jon Gooding and Tim Martin presided over footpaths 1,2,3,4,5 – fewer but often longer and involved much more walking to get to the work venues.

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Local Information:

1 Ansty Footpath item 2020

1 Down Memory Lane: The Ansty Boundary Walk 2007

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 2021

Ansty PC Footpath Report November 2020

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