YOU may have had your suspicions, but did you know there are several spots near Swindon listed as prolific dogging sites?

Swinging Heaven, an adult website, says remote car parks, parks and nature trails in Swindon and Wiltshire are among the top sites for having sex outdoors and often with strangers.

Before you head off for a family stroll in one of Wiltshire’s many beauty spots this Easter, it may be worth checking this list if you want to avoid stumbling across this kind of activity.

According to the site, people love to carry out their exhibitionist behaviour at Badbury Clump near Faringdon.

Barbury Castle to the south of Swindon is also among the top sites according to users, and is described as ‘Wiltshire’s most well-known location’.

Wiltshire Times:

And Moulden Park near Swindon is recommended by enthusiasts, who warn that police have been known to patrol ‘on a regular basis’.

The list says other popular dogging sites include Chittoe Heath ‘most nights’, Chittoe Woods and woods near Clatford, outside Marlborough.

And while not a beauty spot, there is even a location in Swindon, at Dorcan Industrial estate on the east side of town.

Dogging, sexual activity in public or watching others engage in sexual activity in public, is not banned under a specific law in the UK, but people who get caught can be charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 with public lewdness and indecent exposure.

It became popular in 2003 when couples were able to arrange meetings conveniently on the internet.

Below are just some of the spots listed by adult website users.

  • Amesbury – near Beacon Hill.
  • Badbury Clump, off the A420
  • Tog Hill, off A46
  • Off A419, towards South Cerney
  • Barbury Castle, Swindon
  • Caps Lane car park 
  • Chittoe Heath Clatford Woods, near Marlborough
  • Dorcan Industrial estate, Swindon
  • Mouldon Hill, Swindon – police have been known to patrol this area
  • Nightingale Woods in South Marston