Trails - River Bourne Community Farm

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Meadow & Down Trails Project

  The TRAILS PROJECT was a community initiative delivered by River Bourne Community Farm Community Interest Company with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and was

supported by Wiltshire Council, the Salisbury International Arts Festival & the Laverstock and Ford Parish Council.

The project set up easy-to-access Trails across Laverstock and Ford Parish to enjoy Meadow &   Down wildlife and the traditional farming practices that sustain it.

The Trails feature new wildlife habitats, benches and waymarkers.
The Old Sarum Trail was not finalised, due to problems with the housing estate developer. The Hampton Park Trail will be incorporated into the Castle Hill Country Park, but can still be followed around Bishopdown Farm Estate.

The Trails have been developed and maintained by volunteers and community groups. Benches have been installed around the trails and you can look out for bat boxes, bird nesting boxes and insect dwellings. Wild flowers and native trees have been planted to enhance these areas for all to

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'

Linking Routes

Farm to Laverstock Down

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Volunteer Work Party

Bench made by young volunteers

Kissing Gate installed by BCTV & Volunteers

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