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|Salisbury Cathedral and Water Meadows|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 15 Jan 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|An easy 2 mile circular walk in the city of Salisbury in Wiltshire, following in the footsteps of the artist John Constable. The walk starts at Salisbury Cathedral, before passing out through the famous water meadows and the Old Mill then returning through residential streets and over the River Avon back to the cathedral. |
The walk is flat and is entirely on tarmac paths and pavements. There are no stiles or gates making it easy access for everyone and even suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Approximate time 1 hour.
The walk starts from the north west corner of the cathedral site, in the centre of Salisbury. Parking is available in any of the city’s pay and display car parks. Approximate post code SP1 1EJ.
|Salisbury Cathedral to Bridge|
Start point: 51.0663 lat, -1.7982 long
Salisbury Cathedral, which has the official name of St Mary’s, was consecrated in 1258 and has the tallest church spire in the UK at 123 metres. It has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close (80 acres) in Britain and contains the world’s oldest working clock, dating from 1386.
|Bridge to Old Mill|
Start point: 51.0678 lat, -1.8045 long
Cross over the bridge and go ahead along the tarmac path with open meadows either side. Over to the left you’ll have views back to the cathedral. On the right look out for an information board about the water meadows.
|Old Mill to St Nicholas Road|
Start point: 51.0644 lat, -1.8077 long
Follow the main path as it crosses the mill pond past Rose Cottage, and then bends left across the weir to the Old Mill public house. Follow the path round to the right alongside the pub. Continue ahead past the Three Crowns pub on the right and you’ll reach a T-junction with a road by a thatched cottage.
|St Nicholas Road to Salisbury Cathedral|
Start point: 51.0607 lat, -1.7965 long
Cross over the picturesque stone bridge over the river. On the right you’ll pass the Community of St Nicholas Hospital which was founded in 1215. Soon afterwards, as the main road bends to the right, turn left by De Vaux House, signposted for the cathedral and museums.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2012 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
Perfect short distance walk which you can do with pushchairs too. There's a play-park, a pub and duck feeding beach on the way.
|By dibborockley on 2016-10-29 08:36:17|
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