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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.

Victoria Park - entrances on Stratford Road and Castle Road


The Embankment

- entrances on the cyclepath/footpath between Stratford Road and

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

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

More details.

Local walking routes

ROUTES TO 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.

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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Into the City

30 mins

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Note: This is not such an attractive walk at the moment as some paths included in this route have been closed due to Salisbury's Riverpark Scheme. Diversions have been signed but involve walking alongside busy roads. The works are due to be completed in Spring 2024.

Walk alongside the River Avon 

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Note: Due to works for Salisbury's River Park Scheme, some sections of the path detailed in this route have been closed. Signs  for a Diversion lead to Coldharbour Lane. The works are due to be completed in Spring 2024. 

When the river level is high or there has been heavy rainfall, the Stratford end of the Boardwalk is sometimes submerged. 


All of the boardwalk has been closed owing to flooding - see this News article.

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Avon Valley Trail leaflet, wildflower images & references and a 'Fairy Trail' for children. Produced by Salisbury City Council.


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).
Dogs on leads please. Click an image for more details.

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.

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 changed in 2017  details here 

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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.

Details of cyclepaths are on this page.

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