The Trails project is a community initiative delivered by River Bourne Community Farm
The project is setting up four easy to access trails across Laverstock Parish to enjoy
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01722 330667 and leave your contact details stating your interest as a 'trails volunteer'.