A Hardy Wiltshire Walk

Walk through the Wiltshire wilds that have inspired the likes of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. We’re on the path of the great Wessex Ridegway which runs 138 miles from Marlborough in Wiltshire to Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast.


In our stretch of beautiful trail, you can enjoy the billowy chalk downs and rolling hills of the Cranborne Chase, one of the UK’s designated Areas of Natural Beauty. Pre-book your lunch with us ahead of time and you’ll be able to leave your car in our private car park* and enjoy the Way in the morning light before rewarding yourself with a delicious country lunch.

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore wild wiltshire, then look no further than The King John Inn. Located just 40 miles away from the historic centre of Bath, our pub and inn offers 8 sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, delicious drinks and a mouthwatering pub menu.