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Things to do in Wiltshire, near Woodbridge Inn

Outdoor Activities

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Walking

Just across the road from The Woodbridge Inn is a foot path that will take you on a short walk to Upavon and beyond or alternatively using Ordance Survey Maps you can go further afield.

Fly Fishing

Available at Manningford Trout Fishery. Here, they have two lakes for Rainbow Trout catch and keep and a small river for Brown Trout catch and release. Only a five minute walk from the Woodbridge Inn.

clay_109972028Clay Pigeon Shooting

The Shooting Club at Upavon is a clay pigeon venue open to all. You don’t need to be a member, simply contact the centre if you would like lessons from an highly experienced instructor, great fun. For those who prefer bows and arrows Widdington Shoot also teaches archery, but with moving targets. Only one mile from the pub.

Cycling

The Vale of Pewsey, centred on the village of Pewsey, has some fantastic cycling. From quiet country lanes to decent hill climbs. The network of bridle paths would also be great for those who want to go off road.

Canals

The Kennet and Avon canal another great place to walk or cycle.

Other things to see and do

Stonehenge is a must see and a mere 20 minutes from Woodbridge. Estimated at 3100 BC, it’s one of Wiltshire’s treasures, one of the wonders of the world, best known prehistoric monument in Europe.

Avebury – argued to be one of the most impressive earthworks in europe, dating from 2400 BC  is also well worth a visit. Only a 20 minute drive, free entry and loads of parking.

Old Sarum – 23 miles from Woodbridge Inn. Originally thought to have been an Iron age settlement, has over the years been used by the Romans, Saxons and Normans. This is the site of the original Salisbury before work began on the new Cathedral in the 13th century, and the town moved down into the valley.

Wilton House and Gardens26 miles. A beautiful house surrounded by large gardens containing a very large children’s adventure play area. Also has a cafe and shop. Beautiful place to spend a day, lots of annual events take place, including an Antiques Fair, Horse Trials, numerous Classic car days and worthy charitable fund raisers for all to be involved in.

whitehorese_sq_208021600Crofton Beam Engines are the oldest working in the world and are still fired up to perform their original task of pumping water back to the top of the canal.
…and finally don’t forget the close by  Pewsey Vale White Horse  – Designed by George Marples and cut by volunteer Pewsey firemen to mark the coronation of George VI, created in 1937, this landmark is only a few miles away, (6 minutes drive) Plus the ever intriguing crop circles…

 

 


Local Towns

Pewsey –  3 miles
Marlborough – 10 miles
Devizes – 10 miles
Andover – 17 miles
Salisbury – 18 miles