Exploring the local area - Recce out to accessible places of interest

Accessible places of interest to explore, perfect for a little recce out to take advantage of the vast military presence or to just immerse yourselves in nature.

Tranquility at Savernake Forest

Offering a variety of ancient tress in this historical forest located just to the South of Marlborough. You are able to park on either side of the road and then a short walk into the wood. A perfect place to pitch up a table of chairs and enjoy some peace and the beautiful surroundings. Look out for our Care Professional, Nigel who regularly enjoys bacon rolls and a cuppa tea with his clients when they need a change of scenery and some fresh air.

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Parachute watching at the Netheravon Airfield

Parachute watching at the Netheravon Airfield

Netheravon Airfield is a grass strip airfield on Salisbury Plain established in 1914 by the Royal Flying Corps. The parachute centre if located just off the A345. Out what3words recommendation is ///worm.terminology.entitles

You are able to park right next to the gate of the airfield or across the road. This fantastic sight seeing spot is perfect for aeroplane gazers and parachute jumper spotting, form the local parachute school. The planes fly directly above you and land when the wind is North West. You might even catch a glimpse of the Red Devils.

Everleigh RAF Drop Zone

Everleigh RAF Drop Zone

In this RAF drop zone you can make use of the large car park with a wooded area close by for shelter. All manner of training takes place here including helicopter auto-rotations general handling and airdrops. There are beautiful views to the rear of the Drop zone.

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The beautiful West Woods picnic area

The beautiful West Woods picnic area

This former ancient woodland site is very popular as a picnic location, with big tables located under the trees just off several small car park areas. Westwoods is very popular during spring time for its picturesque bluebells. There is a good network of walking trails to suit all abilities and an easy access route to explore. With stone-surfaced forest roads and bridleways, it makes it wheelchair friendly and a stable footing for those walking.

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