Walk through 800 years of history

Salisbury is perfect for leisurely strolls. The city, with its medieval grid system, is compact and made for walking.

Take in the medieval architecture, the historic Market Place, the bustling high street and imposing Cathedral at your own pace.  

In the city

There are plenty of walking routes that make the most of Salisbury’s beauty and history. Routes include: 

A walk around the Cathedral Close (wheel chair and push chair friendly)

Salisbury Discovery Nature Trail

Old Sarum and river walk

Salisbury Water Meadows and Cathedral

Milford and Laverstock walks

Harnham, Cathedral and Britford walks

Bemerton Heath walks

Avon Valley, Old Sarum and Bishopdown walks

The George Herbert Walk from Salisbury Cathedral to Lower Bemerton, from the Friends of St Andrew’s Church.

Further afield 

If you want to pull on your hiking boots Salisbury and the surrounding area has many beautiful places for longer countryside adventures: 

Salisbury is the start of the 34-mile Avon Valley Path which takes walkers down to Christchurch Priory and the sea.

The Woodford Valley walk takes you on a 13 mile jaunt through the Woodford Valley to Old Sarum.

If you are looking to explore the Salisbury countryside using public transport, these walking routes also include handy bus details to get there.

Try these walks through the Cranborne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – there are routes for short and long distances.

Or, if you want to get off the beaten track, you can make your own walking routes using Wiltshire Council’s Explorer Map Right of way explorer.  

If walking isn't for you and you would prefer to see Salisbury sights from a saddle, check out our cycling routes.

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