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Salisbury Cathedral and Water Meadows

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Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Salisbury Cathedral and Water Meadows is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 177 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


nature trips






no shade

city walk

historic site

An easy circular walk in the city of Salisbury in Wiltshire, following in the footsteps of the artist John Constable. The walk starts at Salisbury Cathedral, before passing out through the famous water meadows and the Old Mill then returning through residential streets and over the River Avon back to the cathedral. The walk is flat and is entirely on tarmac paths and pavements. There are no stiles or gates making it easy access for everyone and even suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Approximate time 1 hour.

Parts of the walk was quite nice, I.e., through old parts of town, riverside, around cathedral. There was a bit on the side of an A road coming into town that wasn’t so good. I’d say about half of the loop was interesting.

5 months ago

A little too residential in parts and we extended the walk to take in the Cathedral.