WALKS IN SALISBURY
Salisbury has some lovely places for walking, both in the town centre and the outskirts. With so much beautiful countryside around the town, there are a lot to choose from.
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Historical Walks in Salisbury
The Salisbury Cathedral Close Walk
Spend an afternoon exploring the Cathedral Close, or make a day of it and visit the buildings which are open to the public - there are two museums, a Prime Ministers house, places to eat and of course, the cathedral itself.
Historical Sites of Salisbury Walk
This walk takes you around all of the major historical sites of Salisbury including some little known buildings which are open to the public: see a medieval cinema, the pub where D-Day was planned, Constable's painting spots and lots more. Everywhere is free to visit and full directions are provided. Read on >>
The Constable Water Meadows Walk
Follow this trail around the Close, Harnham and the Water Meadows to see the places where Constable painted some of his most famous pictures of Salisbury. Full walking directions and pictures of his paintings side by side with photos of the same views today. Read more >>
Salisbury Cathedral to Old Sarum Walk
This circular walk of about 4 miles follows the River Avon out of the city to the original Salisbury, where you can explore the outer ramparts for free and enjoy 360 degree views over the area. Full directions given with a choice of 3 routes depending on the weather. Read more >>
The Milford Street Memory Walk
A short walk which takes in Salisbury's industrial heritage, the tight knit Greencroft community and much more in this detailed walk. Read more >>
The Secret Salisbury Walk
A short, circular walk which takes in places even many of the locals don't know about: the remains of 13th century city walls, a porch removed from the cathedral, the Secret Garden, the old school house, even the vanishing trough. Full walking directions, photos and historical background >>
Salisbury Discovery Nature Trail
A new trail around Salisbury which consists of 15 posts depicting local wildlife which kids can use to make a rubbing from. The trail can be broken down into sections or done in one go. Detailed directions and map >>
Walks in the outskirts of Salisbury
The Woodford Valley Camel Walk
This 3.5 mile walk starts and ends at a pub in the beautiful village of Lower Woodford, and follows part of the Monarchs Way as well as a tree-lined avenue, open farmland, woods, incredible views and some free-roaming camels.
Detailed directions and photos >>
The Witches Trees of Grovely Walk
Just outside Salisbury is the town of Wilton, which gives easy access to these mysterious trees buried deep in Grovely Woods, said to be planted over the bodies of four witches. With a Roman Road and World War II bunkers nearby, this is a great walk for all the family.
Detailed directions and photos >>
Long Distance Walks
Salisbury is the start / end point for two long distance walks:
Avon Valley Path - 34 miles
The AVP is from Salisbury Cathedral to Christchurch Priory, roughly following the River Avon down to the sea.
Most people do it over 4 or 5 sections, although it can be done in two days. It is straightforward to follow and there are plenty of historical sites to see en route. Read more >>
Clarendon Way - 24 miles
From Salisbury Cathedral to Winchester Cathedral, the Clarendon Way gets its name from Clarendon Palace, a hunting lodge for Norman royalty. It passes through some beautiful villages, water meadows and iron age hill forts as it follows ancient riding routes. Read more >>
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