An Army road on Salisbury Plain
Salisbury Plain is an area of flat upland that stretches about 15 to 20 miles north from the city of Salisbury
itself. It's a remote area for the most part and is heavily used as an army training area. See also Imberranges
Map locator - Salisbury_Plain
Yet there's a great beauty to The Plain too, and many things to see such as Stonehenge
, the valley of the river Avon at Woodford
, and to the North of the Plain, Westburywhitehorse
, villages like Westlavington
and towns such as Devizes
Near to Sailsbury
, you'll find both a regular racecourse and the point to point course at Larkhill
on the Plain- if you're lucky enough to be in the area when there's racing on, it's a great outing
Racing at Larkhill
At other times of year, there's a 25 mile walk you can take part in from the stone circle at Avebury
to Stonehenge, or occasionally "The Imber Road" will be open and you can see the old village that was temporarily taken over by the Army during the second world war, but hasn't been returned.
The Army is always about ...