Walks around Stratford sub Castle

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Public Open Spaces

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Hudson's Field

- entrances on Stratford Road, The Portway, and Castle Road.


The Embankment

- entrances on the cyclepath/footpath between Stratford Road and

Five RIvers Leisure Centre

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A permissive path popular with dog walkers, runs around this field in Stratford.

More details.

FOR DOWNLOAD - Local residents have prepared details of some short local walks, each with a set of photos and notes about the views and points of interest. ​The notes include personal opinions on whether a walk is suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs but please bear in mind your own circumstances/fitness etc.  

(If you have any feedback about any of the walks, please let us know, especially if you think the instructions need amending.)

VISITORS PARKING: There is no restrictive parking in Stratford sub Castle with the exception of the area around Mill Lane where there are  double-yellow lines, but please be careful not to obstruct residents’ driveways. Suggested parking areas would be at the southern end of the village (near Hudson’s Field) or the northern end (near St Lawrence Church) - see our Location map.


We can also recommend a visit to the nearby Devenish Nature Reserve where there are marked trails to follow on foot (but not on bikes). 

Click the image for details.

Up to Old Sarum (steep climb)

An easier route
 to Old Sarum

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From Hudson's Field to
Castle Hill Country Park

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Stratford sub Castle to Avon Farm

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Walk alongside the River Avon 

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Avon Valley 'Fairy' Trail leaflet - Salisbury City Council.


Into the City

30 mins

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A copy of the Salisbury and Wilton Walking Map can be downloaded here

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Two of the circular walks in this booklet

pass through

Stratford sub Castle and could be started from here.

Prepared by the local South Wiltshire branch of the walking charity Ramblers UK, copies are £4 from Salisbury Library and Tourist Office.

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Wherever you walk in the countryside, the Countryside Code applies.  Click the logo to view a leaflet/summary issued in April 2021.


Or to read the full details use this link to the full version.

If you are using a map to explore this area, please check it is up-to-date.


The route of a footpath close to Parsonage Farm was legally changed in 2017  details here.

Local Public Rights of Way are listed here.

Open Access Land (CROW)

Permissive Paths


At least 7 Long Distance Walking trails pass through or very close to Stratford sub Castle. Details here.

Details of cyclepaths are on this page.