Work at the layby on Durnford Road where National Cycleway 45 meets The Avenue, has been completed. There is now space for just 3 or 4 cars to park and in line with current lockdown restrictions, there's an information board.
Local walkers pass by on the popular circular walking route from Stratford sub Castle via Old Sarum and Keepers Cottage but if you are used to parking there in order to walk to the Devenish entrance behind Keeper's Cottage, or perhaps walk further afield to the Monarch's Way and Salterton, then be warned that parking is now very limited.
Wiltshire Council was asked whether the layby is part of the public highway. This response was received on 7 January 2021:
"The location where vehicles park is not an official car park and is private land, in recent weeks the parking of cars etc has caused safety concerns to local landowners who are fearful that an accident is going to occur. As area Engineer I have confirmed that the 'layby' is not WC Adopted Highway and not under my control. I believe that they have erected the fence to prevent parking as car owners are abusing the area and causing potential serious problems for passing traffic and cyclists."