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Four Barrows and local downland

Four Barrows walk heads up a byway beside St Michael's church and is one of the best-loved walks in the village; with lovely views and neolithic earthworks to enjoy you can see why!  This downland walk will also delight naturalists with plenty of farmland brids to enjoy (corn buntings, yellowhammers, linnets, skylarks, stonechats), butterflies and close inspection of the barrows themselves will reward you with the shells of hundreds upon hundreds of brown-lipped or grove snails.
Heading on further along this path leads to many rolling hills and more downland wildlife with Baydon one way and Liddington castle, with more neolithic earthworks and views over Swindon the other.  Look out for hares, roe deer and birds of prey as you go.
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