4.1 of 5 (4 votes)

Cold Kitchen Hill, Bidcombe Hill and Shear Water

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Wiltshire, England, about 10.20km (6.34 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 153m (501ft)
Descent 165m (541ft)
Max. Elevation 280m (918ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 318m (1042ft)
Start & End
Kingston Deverill, Kingston Deverill, Wiltshire, England, BA
Distance 10.20km
Duration ~3:15h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 20 Nov 2017
This walk in southern Wiltshire explores the very pleasant countryside south of Warminster. Starting with two wooded hills, it continues to Shear Water, a popular weekend walking spot. There are only three buses a day from Warminster, but it should be easily possible to complete the walk at a leisurely pace between the first and last buses of the day. You can also stay at the Bath Arms in Crockerton if planning a visit to the region.

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OS Grid ST846371
Take the bus to Kingston Deverill. Look for the church; the footpath starts from there.
OS Grid ST849381
It's a steep start to the day, with a climb up Cold Kitchen Hill.
About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid ST837384
Once you've gained the height, keep to the high ground.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid ST827394
Continue on to Bidcombe Hill and drop onto the far side.
About 1.40 km (~0.87 miles) from
OS Grid ST846402
Through the fields to Rye Hill Farm, where you head north.
About 2.10 km (~1.3 miles) from
OS Grid ST841413
There's a little section of road walking from Shute Farm.
About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid ST847425
A place I know well, having grown up in Warminster! You can walk along the road-ward southern side, but there are also rough paths on the woodier, northern side.
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid ST863423
Continue out via the road to Crockerton, where you can enjoy a drink in the Bath Arms before catching the bus home. The last bus back is around 2:30pm, but if you miss it, you can follow the road for around 2 miles back into Warminster. There is a pavement for the whole way.
About 1.66 km (~1.03 miles) from

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Tim Woods
20 Nov 2017
Bath Arms

This is the pub at the end of the walk, a favourite growing up!

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