Coombe Bissett Down
Enjoy a short walk around this pretty nature reserve near Salisbury. The reserve is located just a few miles south west of Sailsbury and has nice walking tracks to try. The area is a chalk downland valley with a variety of plants to enjoy such as delicate harebells, bee orchid, devil's-bit scabious and the burnt orchid. It's great for wildlife too with butterflies including Adonis blue, chalkhill blue and dingy skipper and birds including Yellowhammer, goldfinch, and skylarks. The reserve includes a mixture of grassland and woodland.
There are some slopes in the reserve so some climbing is required. You are rewarded with splendid views over the surrounding countryside of the Cranborne Chase AONB.
You can also enjoy a walk around the pretty little village of Coombe Bissett. There is a nice pub called the Fox and Goose, a church dating from the 12th century and lovely thatched cottages. The River Ebble also runs through the village.
Coombe Bissett Down PostcodeSP5 4LE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Coombe Bissett Down Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Coombe Bissett Down Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Coombe Bissett Down OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Coombe Bissett Down Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north you can pick up the Avon Valley Path and head into Salisbury to visit the famous cathedral. Here you can pick up the Salisbury Circular Walk to further explore the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Wiltshire Walks and Cranborne Chase Walks pages.