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Accessible Walks - walking routes for parents with young children
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Grovely Woods

LOCALITY: Salisbury - Great Wishford, Wiltshire
DISTANCE: 2.5 miles (4.02 km)
FACILITIES: There & back, Parking

GRADIENT: Quite steep in places
TERRAIN: Medium
OS MAP: Salisbury & Stonehenge

Walk description:

From the A36 into Salisbury, head towards the village of Great Wishford. Drive all the way through the village until you come across The Royal Oak pub (SP2 0PR).

To the left of the pub you will see Grovely Road. This takes you under the railway bridge and then onto a narrow country lane. Follow this road for about a mile to a mile and a half and you will then come across a small car park on the left hand side at the start of the woods.

The parking is free, so no need to worry about taking money with you.

There is a information board at the car park to show you the area the woods covers and where the path ways are. These will match your ordnance survey map.

The first part of the walk is very steep and I would recommend that you need to be quite fit to enjoy this! Hand powered wheelchairs could struggle with the first part of this walk unless they have a very abled companion or they use the car park further into the woods. (See below)

The path surface starts as compacted stone but is then tarmac for the most part, making the walk relatively easy after the initial incline.

We walked a little way along the Roman Road and then turned around, however you could walk further if you wanted to extend your walk.

When you have walked far enough turn around and retrace your steps back to the car park.


Additional notes:

Looking at the information board mentioned above it does give details of a car park that is more suitable for wheelchair users if you wanted to miss the first part of the walk, which is quite steep and could be a challenge for a hand powered wheelchair.

It is also worth noting that there are no facilities on this walk. However there is a lovely pub called The Royal Oak in the village.

This walk has been kindly recommended by Helen Murray from Raring2o in Salisbury- www.raring2go.co.uk


01/12/2008 | Walk posted by Marie Houlden

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Grovely wood

19/03/2009 | Reviewed by cathy nettley

The hill is fairly steep, but is an ideal way to get fit pushing the buggy.