5 Accessible walks around Romsey and Salisbury

5 walks selected by us to allow you to keep active no matter what access you need to have. Exercise and fresh air are good for the mind and the body.

Laverstock Country Park (Farm):

There are a few options for walks starting at the farm and walking along to enjoy the Water Meadows. There is a longer walk to take in all the sights or you could do a shorter one, which is easily accessible for wheelchair users. There is so much to see from butterflies and bees to dragonflies and water voles. If you are very lucky you may even spot a kingfisher. When you have completed your walk, the café is a great place for a light bite and coffee.  Find out more

Mottisfont Circular Walk:

The circular walk at Mottisfont is through the gently rolling landscape that surrounds the house. The walk is about a mile long and you are able to take a buggy from the reception up to the rose garden to remove any uphill walking. The start of the walk is through parkland and descends to the river shaded by large trees. Brown trout can be seen in the chalk stream that runs through the garden. Find out more

Romsey Heritage Walk:

This circular walk around central Romsey highlights some of the long and varied history of the town, with sights ranging from religious buildings, coaching inns, and even a house called Pinchpenny House, which was named during the time the premises were used by the tax collector. Follow the markers on the ground to stay on track. Find out more

Castlehill Country Park:

A new park on the northern side of Salisbury, with several hard-standing paths to follow. In late spring and early summer, the air is filled with the song of the skylark, while wildflowers are establishing themselves in the downland. There are good views over different parts of Salisbury and there is a children’s obstacle course for the grandchildren. Find out more

Salisbury Cathedral and Townpath:

A very pleasant walk with lots to see and wheelchair accessible as well, which means it can be enjoyed by all. You can begin at Queen Elizabeth gardens and follow the path by the river, taking in the spectacular views of the cathedral. You then walk past The Old Mill, which is a popular spot for people with their dogs to go paddling. You can then continue until you reach Harnham Road and walk over the St. Nicolas Bridge, which has lovely views up the river and lots of wildlife can be seen. You end up at the Harnham gate to the cathedral, where you can walk around and enjoy this magnificent building. There are usually art installations throughout the year from various artists for you to appreciate while relaxing in the grounds. Find this and other Salisbury walks here