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|The Wheatsheaf and Lower Woodford|
|Author: HallandWoodhouse, Published: 18 Sep 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|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.
|Wheatsheaf to Avon Bridge|
Start point: 51.1145 lat, -1.8226 long
With your back to the Wheatsheaf, turn left and walk along the road through village. After 300 yards, pass phone box and, 60 yards on (just before post box), 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|
Start point: 51.1179 lat, -1.82 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.
|The Avenue to Stone Bridge|
Start point: 51.1103 lat, -1.8128 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|
Start point: 51.1062 lat, -1.8263 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|
Start point: 51.1092 lat, -1.8307 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.
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Lovely walk with our dog, finished with a lovely meal in the wheatsheaf pub.
|By stuartvass on 26 Aug 2013|
Beautiful walk, fairly flat and easy, excellent free parking at the Wheatsheaf Pub very tasty pub lunch too.
|By Stuhils on 26 Aug 2013|
loved this walk with our dog, took us 2hrs. Had to make a few changes due to blocked field gates etc. Note for next time, with pub behind you, turn left, the 1st cattle grid is just before the post box not after it.
|By Lozface on 17 Apr 2017|
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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|Image by: Stuhils |
Uploaded: 26 Aug 2013
|Image by: Stuhils |
Uploaded: 26 Aug 2013
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