Things to do near the Ridgeway Campsite
There is so much to see and do near the Ridgeway Campsite in Wiltshire. Here are a few of our favourite activities, but for more details the Visit Wiltshire website is full of useful information http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk
The Pewsey Vale Riding Centre is a ten minute drive from the campsite and can supply horses and ponies for every ability level. You can ride for miles if you want to over some of the most beautiful countryside in England.
The campsite is surrounded by chalk downland, a unique landscape which is home to a number of rare species of plants, birds, butterflies. What you might see depends on the time of year but ask for our handy guide and go exploring.
The Avebury World Heritage site is a short drive away, as is the mysterious neolithic mound at Silbury Hill and the haunting West Kennett Long Barrow. The campsite has even got its very own stone circle and the remains of an iron age settlement. You might be able to find a flint arrowhead or even a piece of Roman roof tile. Stonehenge is less than an hour away.
KENNETT & AVON CANAL
Charter a narrow boat or canoe and cruise down the Kennett & Avon Canal stopping off in pubs along the way, or take a walk along the tow path and see if you can spot any otters. The Victorian Crofton Pumping Station is worth a visit - especially when the beam engine is in steam
The area is a haven for walkers. The campsite is right beside the famous Ridgeway path and many other rights of way, including the White Horse Trail are within easy reach. The views from the ancient Wansdyke are spectacular. Ask us for a map if you need one.
BOWOOD HOUSE & GARDENS
BOWOOD HOUSE & GARDENS
Over 100 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland desiged by Capability Brown with an adventure playground, soft play and petting farm. There is also a golf course and luxury spa to enjoy.
The lovely market town of Marlborough is four miles away along the A4. With its famously wide high street you can while away the time browsing the numerous shops, and finish with a delicious tea at the legendary Polly Tea Rooms. Don't forget to pop into 17th Century Merchant's House, a real hidden gem.
The beautiful medieval cathedral city of Salisbury is less than an hour away. The city’s ornate 13th-century cathedral has a 123m spire that can be seen from miles around, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta (the Great Charter), an historic document dating from 1215.