Casterley Camp to Netheravon


Start: Casterley Camp car park (SU 112 536)

End: Netheravon High Street (SU 147 490)

Distance: 8½ km (5¼ miles)

Leave the car park with the remains of Casterley Camp on your left and soon fork left at a waymark over open grassland.  Cross a prominent track and drop down a second track at Field Barn, where you turn left and head for West Chisenbury Farm (which is now a Ministry of Defence site).  Turn right down a surfaced track, continuing straight ahead on a grassy path where the surfaced track turns left.  At Compton Farm follow the waymarks through two gates across a field.  Turn eastwards (left) on a clear path that turns a gentle right by a thatched cottage.  Leave the field by a gate in the corner and pass some barns on your left.  Keep ahead on a track, passing an electricity sub-station, until you reach a metalled minor road, where you turn left across a field to a kissing gate.  Go down the steps to the A345 and cross with care.

Follow the minor road through Enford, crossing the River Avon, to a T junction.  To the left is the village of East Chisenbury with its Michelin starred pub, The Red Lion, but you go right to Longstreet (The Swan Inn is recommended but is closed Mondays).  Follow this road to a junction in Coombe where you turn right on a surfaced path across the Avon again and into the hamlet of Fifield.  The lane initially curves left and then takes a right turn.  At this point go straight ahead on a path.  Cross the tank track heading south and then follow the line of trees on your left.  You pass a series of artificial lakes and curve up to meet a minor road, where you bear left.  Follow the road past the Stonehenge Brewery and into Netheravon. Turn right on to the High Street with its useful village shop.