This is only a brief synopsis of the walk. A full description and relevant map can be viewed on the attached pdf. We would recommend that this is used when undertaking the walk.
Using Sherston 26, Forlorn, Sherston 12 & 10, Pinkney Road, Sherston 32, Tetbury Road and Sherston 30.
3.5 miles or 2.7 miles – using the shorter option.
- Opposite the church turn onto the narrow road called Gastons Lane. Go through metal kissing gate and cross the pasture. Join the road down to Forlorn Bridge over the River Avon. En route you will pass a water hydrant, part of the village water supply in Victorian times
- Walk up a pretty wooded lane, passing Keeper’s Cottage. There are lovely views towards the chalk downs behind Calne, notably Cherhill Down with its monument and White Horse.
Also there is a fine stand of horse chestnut trees
- Continue along the track, eventually crossing the Avon again on a picturesque stone bridge to the hamlet of Pinkney
- Either: cross over this road and go up the quiet lane past the fine house of Pinkney Court. At the top of the rise the trees of Westonbirt Arboretum can be seen ahead. Crossing farmland and passing two deep wooded hollows containing ponds and a stone trough. Join the Tetbury Road and turn towards Sherston
- Or: if you prefer a much shorter walk you can turn left onto the B4040, passing the Pinkney Park Estate and the Sherston cricket ground surrounded by mature trees. This will take you back into the village.