Wiltshire Council maintain the Highways, including responsibility for filling in potholes, etc. If you have a request to the Councty Council, go to the following website:
Before walking or riding in the countryside, check out whether where you are going has public access. Farmer's fields should not be used unless there is an authorised public Right of Way across them. A map of Wiltshire Public Rights of Way can be found at:
Learn about of how a group of Marlborough Downs farmers started to work together, inspired by a Government initiative to improve nature conservation in the countryside on a big scale. Of the 12 pilot Nature Improvement Areas created at the time, the Marlborough Downs project was the only one led by farmers.
All of Preshute Parish is located within greenfield AONB. Look here for the local guardians of our matchless countryside environment.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are recognised as so outstanding that it is protected for the nation. The North Wessex Downs make up the third largest of Britain’s 46 AONBs.
The River Kennet flows through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty and Preshute Parish.
Action for the River Kennet is the Rivers Trust for the Kennet Catchment.
The River Kennet is one of England's most important chalk streams. Some 45 miles long, it is the largest tributary of the Thames and in summer months contributes up to half its flow.
ARK can be found at:
This website offers a guides to hundreds of walks within the county. We haven't been able to verify the routes or that they all use authorised footpaths or Rights of Way. Walkers should check and verify beforehand the safety and legitimate access of any route selected. If a route crosses private land or cultivated fields, double check the right of way.
Cllr Peter Morgan (Chair)
Cllr Simon Mills
Cllr Philippa Pearson
Cllr Joy Penn
Cllr Hugh Wroth
Cllr Ian Wroth