Trails - River Bourne Community Farm

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Trails & Wildlife

The Trails project is a community initiative delivered by River Bourne Community Farm
Community Interest Company with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and support from
Salisbury International Arts Festival.

    The project is setting up four easy to access trails across Laverstock Parish to enjoy
Meadow & Down wildlife and the traditional farming practices that sustain it.
The Trails will feature new wildlife
habitats, benches, way-markers and interpretation through community artwork.
They will be developed and maintained by volunteers and community groups local
to each Trail.
Benches will be installed around the trails with carvings depicting nature.
QR codes are supplied to enable you to scan these leaflets directly onto your smartphone
and tablet, without the need for printing.

Read the Trails Project Resource Pack here

Farm and Spinney Trail



This trail explores the community farm, the water meadows and the River Bourne, revealing the huge diversity of habitats, flora and fauna that can be found in Laverstock.

Laverstock Down Trail



This circular trail explores the length of Laverstock & Cockey Downs. You will see rare chalk grassland with its unique plants and wildlife, and both modern & traditional farming methods. In addition you can enjoy views over Salisbury & the Wiltshire landscape.

Hampton Park Trail



Hampton Park lies within Bishopdown Farm which, as Bishopsdown, was part of the bishop's manor of Milford.  
This trail circles around land which used to be farmed as
part of the 'Bishopsdown Farm'

Old Sarum Trail


The current settlement at Old Sarum follows many
layers of historical use. There are possible Bronze Age barrows under fields on the Eastern end of the site.
The Portway which you drive along today was once the Roman Road from Old Sarum hillfort to Silchester. The Airfield, built in 1917, is the second oldest in Britain
still in active use, with original buildings, including listed hangars. Work on the development of 630 new homes began in 2008. The Primary School opened in
September 2011. A new Community Centre and shops are scheduled to follow.

The Old Sarum Trail will be changing from time to time, alongside developments to the new estate. There is currently no access across Sherbourne Drive at point 4, so the trail is not a full circuit.
We hope this won't affect your ability to continue to enjoy the trail and what it has to offer, if you would like to become more involved in the trails development please email: lt or call 01722 330667 and leave your contact details stating your interest as a 'trails volunteer'.

Linking Routes

Farm to Laverstock Down

Have you used our trails?
If so, please complete the survey above. This will ensure that the trails reflect what people want to see.

Volunteer Work Party

Bench made by young volunteers

Kissing Gate installed by BCTV & Volunteers

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