Activities

Things to do near The Apple Wood

Things to do nearby

Things to do nearby

For the more adventurous you can explore you active side with bird/butterfly/orchid tourstreasure trails, walking tours, the Fisherton Mill Gallery or the Black Barn Gallery. More details about nearby activities can be found below:

Cycling

You can find the Wyle Valley Explorer cycle route from Visit Wiltshire via this link

Walking

Or if you prefer walking try Walk number 9 of Heytesbury and Salisbury Plain from Visit Wiltshire. Apple Wood is adjacent to Salisbury Plain which is ideal for this 17 km/ 10.5 miles moderate walk taking 4 hours.  It’s a varied walk with extensive horizons exposed to the elements on the southern perimeter of Salisbury Plain.  Setting out from Heytesbury the route soon ascends the massive chalk plateau. The Imber Range Perimeter Path takes you past the Iron Age Knook Barrow and Knook Castle.

As the route descends into Wylye Valley, Great Ridge Wood monopolises the horizon before you reach charming Upton Lovell and on to Heytesbury – whose main street houses a delightful 13th century church and interesting ‘jailhouse’. You can download this walk as a PDF.

There is also a walk of the Imber Range Perimeter Path from the MOD.  For more information on Imber village and its history visit the Imber Church website or  the Visit Wiltshire website.

Shopping

Alternatively if you prefer to shop there are a number of great shopping experiences from large shopping malls like Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, or the Christmas markets in Bath and Salisbury or even Warminster’s quaint high street of shops built among the listed buildings. We have a mixture of independent shops with a choice few mainstream shops and of places to stop for a coffee or something stronger.

Bird Watching

Andrew Bray from Wiltshire Bird Tours can create an itinerary for you based on you individual requirements. He likes to provide a relaxed and enjoyable break among the grasslands of Wiltshire, which is dominated by chalk hills and Salisbury Plain. Andrew also specialises is butterflies and orchids. Email andrew@wiltshirebirdtours.com for more information or to book.