Stage 2 begins on the King's Heath, common land given to the people of Malmesbury by the Saxon king Athelstan, the first King of England, in 934 CE (934 AD). The trail crosses the heath and then passes by the country house 'Maidford' before ending at the Vine Tree public house in Norton.
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.