Starting from the historic market town of Malmesbury the White Walls Way is a twenty-mile circular trail through the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty. The trail passes through tranquil woods, rolling farmland, broad open common land, and across the beginnings of the Bristol Avon. Iron-age, Roman, and Saxon settlements; the last-resting place of the first king of England; medieval Churches; civil war battlescars; Georgian architecture; Victorian industry; and the legacy of two world wars - all this and more can be found along the route.
The White Walls Way has been developed by Malmesbury Area Pathfinders (MAP), with funding from the Steve Cox Mayoral Fund, Malmesbury Carnival, and Wiltshire Council's Malmesbury Area Board. MAP is a community group dedicated to promoting walking in North-West Wiltshire. MAP is part of MVCAP, a registered community charity (Reg: 1155592) based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK.