Things to do 

There is so much to see and do at the Ridgeway Campsite in Wiltshire - apart from just chilling, that is. Here are a few of our favourite activities, and  for more details the Visit Wiltshire website is full of useful information http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk

WALKING/MOUNTAIN BIKING

The area is a haven for walkers. The campsite is right beside the famous Ridgeway, and many other rights of way, including the White Horse Trail and King Alfred's Way are within easy reach. The views from the ancient Wansdyke are spectacular. Ask us for a map if you need one. 
https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ridgeway

NATURE RAMBLES

 

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. 

 

AVEBURY 

 

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 forty minutes away.

http://www.stonehengeandaveburywhs.org

 

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. 

https://www.towpathtrail.co.uk

https://www.croftonbeamengines.org

 

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. 

https://www.bowood.org

MARLBOROUGH

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.  
http://www.themerchantshouse.co.uk

 

SALISBURY

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. 

 

CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING

The Barbury Shooting School offers excellent clay pigeon shooting in a fun and relaxed environment. It is an ideal activity for groups large or small and includes tuition if required. The school is open 7 days a week. 

https://www.barburyshootingschool.com