Tracks and Trails
Walks and Rides from the Farm and beyond
A hearty walk, taking in the best of the Pewsey Vale. If you haven't done a walk from the farm yet, and are not put off by the prospect of 7 miles up hill and down vale, this is possibly the most rewarding trail you can follow. Better still, you can take in the pretty village of Wootton Rivers, and rest up over lunch or a drink at the Royal Oak pub.
Allow 3-4 hours. This walk is quite arduous in places with some fairly rough conditions underfoot. Good boots and a stick are recommended! Check the weather forecast before leaving and carry appropriate clothing.
Another classic yomp of 6-7 miles, taking in the southern side of the vale, and with great views northwards to Martinsell Hill. The first couple of miles are on road and pavement, taking in the full length of the pretty village of Milton Lilbourne and on up the Hill. On a par with the Martinsell walk, this route offers spectacular views of the Vale of Pewsey. There's a shorter, 4-mile option, which brings you back via the Bruce Arms, or the recommended route returning via Fyfield. If you want to push it out a bit further, you can drop down into Pewsey, where there are numerous pubs and cafes for recuperation, before picking up the canal towpath back to the farm.
Allow 3-4 hours. This walk is moderately arduous in places, occasionally with fairly rough conditions underfoot. Good boots and a stick are recommended! Check the weather forecast before leaving and carry appropriate clothing.
You don't need to leave the farm to stretch your legs and take the dog out for a bit of exercise. Here are a few routes around the edges of our fields which you can do straight from your pitch or pod, and still be back in time for breakfast!
If you have an hour to spare, this is not only a pleasant walk with lovely views, but you also get the reward of a visit to the recently-opened Lawn Farm Shop, which has a great selection of locally sourced meats, dairy produce, fresh vegetables, local bread, cakes and home-cooked food, much of which is organic. Half of the walk is on paths on Totteridge Farm land, and having crossed the B3087 at Little Salisbury, you follow the Lawn Farm track to the farm buildings and shop. See also Caroline's Cafe Trail for more details. A good yomp at any time of day, after which you can pig out on your purchases, or cook up a delicious meal or barbecue.