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The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford

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The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford
Author: hallandwoodhouse, Published: 18 Sep 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star1 The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford Pub Walkstar1 The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford Pub Walkstar1 The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford Pub Walkstar1 The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford Pub Walkstar0 The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford Pub Walk
Wiltshire, Salisbury
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford Pub Walk boot The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford Pub Walk
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A 3.5 mile circular pub walk from The Wheatsheaf pub in Lower Woodford. A gently undulating walk through the picturesque Woodford valley and surrounding chalk downland. Good underfoot with lots of interesting countryside, views and wildlife to enjoy all year round.

The walk follows a mixture of quiet lanes and woodland/field paths, the latter of which will be muddy after wet weather. There are a few gates and several stiles on route. Approximate time 70 to 90 minutes.

The walk starts and ends at The Wheatsheaf pub in Lower Woodford near Salisbury. Approximate post code SP4 6NQ.

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Walk Sections

Wheatsheaf to Avon Bridge
Wheatsheaf to Avon Bridge

Start point: 51.1145 lat, -1.8226 long
End point: 51.1179 lat, -1.82 long

From the Wheatsheaf, turn left and walk along the road through village. After 300 yards, pass post box and, 60 yards on, turn right through wood gate to right of cattle grid. Bear to left of house on to path. Cross two footbridges and then main bridge over the river Avon 40 yards on.

Avon Bridge to The Avenue
Avon Bridge to The Avenue

Start point: 51.1179 lat, -1.82 long
End point: 51.1103 lat, -1.8128 long

Continue for 60 yards with trees to right and laurel to left then path bends left and heads uphill. Follow for 250 yards and turn left at lane junction. Just 40 yards across the lane, turn right at footpath sign. Pass metal gates and turn right down narrow path between fences. Pass farm buildings to left and follow path uphill with good views to Lower Woodford on the right.

After 400 yards, path bends to left through trees. 120 yards on, bear right on to path. Pass marker and bear left on track 40 yards ahead. Follow across open fields and after 250 yards, track curves to left. Continue gently downhill for 500 yards, pass thatched cottage to right and turn right into lane (The Avenue) 30 yards ahead.

The Avenue to Stone Bridge
The Avenue to Stone Bridge

Start point: 51.1103 lat, -1.8128 long
End point: 51.1062 lat, -1.8263 long

Follow beech lined lane gently downhill for 700 yards and cross over at T-junction. Push button to left on flint wall to open gate. Pass through and continue ahead past staddle stones and Little Durnford Manor to the right. After 250 yards, lane bends to right and then left, passing staddle stone barn. 80 yards on, cross stone bridge over the Avon.

Stone Bridge to Road
Stone Bridge to Road

Start point: 51.1062 lat, -1.8263 long
End point: 51.1092 lat, -1.8307 long

Pass barrier and continue ahead. 200 yards on and just before next stone bridge, turn right down bank and through wood gate. Head along left edge of field for 100 yards and turn left over wood footbridge. Cross stile, bear right, cross two more stiles (2nd may be soft underfoot) then head across field with stream to right and trees to left. After 200 yards, turn left over/ past stile and turn immediately right. Follow track through trees for 130 yards and cross road at 1 o’clock.

Road to Wheatsheaf
Road to Wheatsheaf

Start point: 51.1092 lat, -1.8307 long
End point: 51.1156 lat, -1.8214 long

Turn right and follow right edge of field for 150 yards into next field. Bear left at 10 o’clock and follow path across field for 400 yards then on to grass track. Pass paddocks to left and trees to right. After 180 yards, pass stile to right and continue ahead keeping to right edge. 150 yards on, pass through metal gate and walk uphill along right edge for 300 yards. Pass through metal kissing gate and turn right on to lane.

Follow downhill for 300 yards to T junction and turn right. Continue along road through village, retracing your steps for 350 yards back to the pub for some well earned refreshment.

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2 responses to "The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford"

Lovely walk with our dog, finished with a lovely meal in the wheatsheaf pub.

By stuartvass on 2013-08-26 13:07:25

Beautiful walk, fairly flat and easy, excellent free parking at the Wheatsheaf Pub very tasty pub lunch too.

By Stuhils on 2013-08-26 13:07:40

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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