Wiltshire Geology Group
Wiltshire Geology Group



by Steve Hannath 

A new guide on the building stones of Salisbury Cathedral Close:  Price £2.00. Obtainable from Salisbury Museum, the Cathedral shop, Salisbury Information Centre and the author: 


Wiltshire's landscape is inextricably bound up with the rocks beneath the surface. It is our aim to raise public awareness of Earth Sciences and draw peoples attention to the way the landscape, and the towns and villages within it, are influenced by the underlying geology.


 Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society             Afternoon Walk: 18th August 2.00-5.00 pm.

     Win Green -Berwick St John​

                        led by Isobel Geddes 

Meet at 2.00 pm at the Win Green National Trust car park. Grid Ref. ST 923 205 Postcode: SP7 0ES 

From Shaftesbury, take A30 towards Salisbury. In Ludwell, turn right towards Ashmore. The access road to Win Green car park is on your left, before you reach the B3081

Distance / terrain:  This walk is 5.5 miles long. It starts and finishes at Win Green on the ancient trackway, known as the Ox Drove, running along the top of the Chalk escarpment at the northern edge of Cranborne Chase. The magnificent panorama on a clear day extends northwards across Wiltshire as far as the Marlborough Downs, eastwards into Dorset’s Blackmoor Vale and south to the coastal Purbeck Hills. Berwick St John provides a contrast to the Chalk downland, as it nestles one hundred and fifty metres below on the Greendand, in the shadow of Winkelbury, an Iron Age hill-fort. A track runs down the side of this once-fortified spur to lane leading to the village; the route returns to Win Green up another downland track with an easy gradient. Mud can be a problem in places after wet weather. 


Stout footwear, clothing to suit the prevailing weather conditions and reasonable mobility will be required.

Cost:  £10 (£8 WANHS members)

Booking is essential for this event. Payment taken on booking please.  If you have any questions please telephone 01380 727369 or email hello@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

You can book and pay in person at the Museum or by card over the telephone 01380 727369.

Museum opening times 10-5 Mon-Sat; 12-4 Sundays

Online booking is available via Yapsody.  You do not need a Pay Pal account to use this payment method.





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