OLD SARUM CHALLENGE
BWF PT No13 -
Walk Organiser: Richard Archard, 57 Countess Rd, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP4
Walk Fee: £1.00, Embroidered badge available £2.00.
Start: Amesbury Sports Centre, Holders Rd, Amesbury, Wilts [GR 184/161418]
Small yellow/black numbers at positions A,B,D and question at C and E should be recorded on Entry Form.
Leave Amesbury Sports Centre and at end of road turn right into Holders Road, past
20 Zone signs. At T-
A [GR 184/159382] 5.1km
Continue by landing lights, cross road into golf course (Bridleway signpost) keeping to extreme right hand edge, by hedge and in rough, and parallel to main road. Leave golf course, opposite Garage, through traffic lights keeping on main road for 200m (beware traffic!) passing High Post Business Park. Turn right (Bridleway signpost) on concrete track, through gates, past derelict farm. Follow track left, then after 300m right, and just before right bend turn left through gap in fenceline.
B [GR 184/135364] 9.2km
Follow footpath alongside edge of field. Cross gravel farm track, through gate into
field, keeping fence on right. Through gate into small copse, straight on following
path across field. Downhill, by thatched cottage, then uphill. Continue past house
and pumping station to road. Straight on footpath between fences. Through gates at
end, turn right onto tarmac lane then after 50m straight on through gate. Bear left
on path, through another gate, heading towards main road and Old Castle PH. Turn
right 5m before pavement (signpost Stratford-
C [Post Collection Time on Saturday?] GR 184/129329] 14.8km
Straight on (signpost Salterton, etc) and after 50m straight on along road with river
on left past Manor Cottage. 300m after Little Durnford sign turn left through white
wooden gate (opposite post box) and follow lane through estate, over river. Just
before next small bridge turn right, gate (Permitted Footpath) and cross wooden bridge.
Turn right, over stiles, then follow path with stream on right and cross stile by
gate on left continuing to road. Cross road, through gap and turn right alongside
hedge for 150m to end of field. Bear left across field on faint path past water
trough, across track, heading for path between wood and wooden fence. Past paddocks
and into field then through gate, keep alongside hedge on right to reach lane by
houses. Cross lane and through gate keeping by hedge on left down to cross stile
in bottom far corner then down to turn left along road. After 600m pass telephone
box then turn left [No Through Road] on tarmac lane past church. As lane becomes
gravel and turns sharp left continue straight on alongside hedge on right [Portland
Cottage]. Uphill keeping alongside fence on left, then at field turn left uphill.
At top straight on up bank into next field keeping to edge around to left by pylon.
Again keeping to edge of field follow around to right at corner then, by wood, turn
left [arrows] keeping hedge on left for 900m to corner and main road. Cross over
onto track [Restricted Byway]. After 1800m, at X-
D [GR 184/084372 -
Follow wide track to farm and turn right, in front of cottages, to tarmac lane continuing to main road, keeping around to right, by Druids Lodge. Cross main road and through gateway (Upper Woodford signpost). Keep on grass track across field, through gateway continuing on track and then on tarmac lane, down steep hill, through farmyard. Turn left on road, 50m turn right onto gravel track (Footpath signpost). As track joins gravel drive to houses, bear left, then after 30m straight onto grass track by wooden electricity pole.
E [Number of steps at top of electricity pole? GR 184/128374] 30.3km
As path drops down to river turn right over small bridges, by old mill, to road.
Turn left past Black Horse PH and straight on (signpost Amesbury) following road
sharp right uphill. Continue on road for 400m, then 100m after entrance to Ogbury
House, on right, turn left [Bridleway signpost] by Fairwood House uphill on track.
After 500m, as track begins to turn left and go downhill, bear right on path to
gatway, keeping between hedges. Straight on over track, on path between hedges, and
through gate. Keep alongside hedge on left then after 200m bear right across field
to fence continuing downhill to corner of field, through kissing gate, to track then
continue uphill to X-
Route updated 15 September 2015
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