• Sarah


This rural walk is just over 3 miles and takes you through some beautiful countryside, including open fields, wooded tracks, a tree-lined avenue and the manor grounds of Little Durnford, where camels roam free.

A camel walking across a lawn.
Not what you expect to see on a walk in the English countryside...

The Woodfords - Upper, Lower and Middle - are some of the loveliest villages surrounding Salisbury, with thatched cottages lining narrow roads, rolling hills, plenty of woodland and the River Avon weaving its way though them.

The name Woodford comes from the old English 'Wuduforda' which means 'ford by a wood'. Once the location for a palace of the Bishops of Salisbury, where Charles II hid in 1651 after his defeat by Cromwell (and hence its location as part of the Monarch's Way), and also for a World War II convalescent hopsital, the villages are now where the well-heeled of Salisbury live on the outskirts of the city.

This lovely walk is about 3.5 miles, with narrow paths in a few places and you will definitely need walking boots if the ground is wet. It is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Directions for the Woodford Camel Walk

The walk starts and ends at the Wheatsheaf Inn in Lower Woodford (what3words: frocks.gearbox.grub). You can catch a bus </