with tips for cycling & hiking
This is one of our favourite sites, choose your pitch carefully and you will get a great view of Old Sarum, this magnificent iron age fort was the site of the original Salisbury and where the first cathedral stood, and is a must for exploration.
The site also has the advantage that it is within easy walking distance of the city and the iconic Salisbury Cathedral.
A walk along the Avon valley, look out for water voles, is another great excursion.
This cycle ride is the equivalent of the celebrated pub walks. nice and easy, following the river Avon, through quintessentially English countryside with a choice of pubs for lunch.
A cycle ride to be contemplated on a bright spring or summer’s day.
Despite the picture above, the sun was shining when we did it, honestly.
You turn left out of the campsite and go down the track, through the playing fields, towards Salisbury.
At the bottom, turn right and follow the road, with Old Sarum on your right and continue towards Little Durford and Salterton.
Take the bridge over the river Avon to Upper Woodford and your first choice for lunch, the Bridge Inn.
Over the bridge, turn left and follow the road down and you are now on the opposite bank of the river. Go through Middle Woodford and onto Lower Woodford and to your second lunch choice, the Wheatsheaf.
Salisbury C &CC site, with Salisbury cathedral in background, taken from Old Sarum
You continue along the road and cross the Avon again and back along the same road that you started your ride on and retrace your steps back to the site.
For a longer ride, at Upper Woodford, continue along this road, along the Avon valley for another 4 miles until you reach Amesbury, return the same way.
These are not busy roads but should still be treated with respect and reflective or bright clothing would be desirable.