Sitting in the heart of Wiltshire approximately 12 miles north of Salisbury is Salisbury Plain.
The land is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is used as a military training ground however there are many delights including some Salisbury Plain walks to be discovered.
The flora and fauna of Salisbury Plain
The grassland habitats of the Plain support many species of wildlife including the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly and the Stone Curlew.
Recently the area has also seen the reintroduction of the county’s bird, the Great Bustard by The Great Bustard Group.
Keen ornithologists can see the hides by contacting the Great Bustard Group or why not book onto a
Wiltshire Bird Tour for a unique way to see the local nature?
Walking in the Salisbury Plain area
If you are interested in Salisbury Plain walks then there’s the Imber Range Perimeter Page, a long distance walk which gives views across Salisbury Plain.
The thirty mile walk can be downloaded here but is best navigated in conjunction with Ordnance Survey maps.
The ‘lost’ village of Imber
The village of Imber remains a significant place on the Salisbury Plain. Villagers of Imber were evacuated during World War II and the village has stayed in the MOD’s hands since.
At certain times of year, notably Easter and St Giles’ Day, St Giles’ Church in the village is open to the general public and is now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
Planning a visit to Salisbury Plain?
If you are planning on visiting Salisbury Plain, which we highly recommend you do, it is always a good idea to get as much information about the area as possible.
Below are links to the most popular pages on our site where you can find out more information on accommodation, things to do and attractions to visit.
Last but not least, before you plan any trip, it is always a good idea to get the latest travel information.