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 - Below are 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.

If you are using your own map to explore this area, please check it is up-to-date. The route of a footpath close to Parsonage Farm was changed in 2017 -  details here.

Up to Old Sarum (steep climb)

An easier route
 to Old Sarum

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Stratford sub Castle to Avon Farm

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We can also recommend a visit to the nearby Devenish Nature Reserve where there are marked trails to follow. Click the image for details.

Walk alongside the River Avon 

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


From Hudson's Field to
Castle Hill Country Park

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Into the City

30 mins

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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.

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.