Accessibility at Winterbourne Downs

Summary accessibility statement

How to get here

By train

Grateley is the closest station which is 6 miles (9 km) away. You can cycle from here - take the B3084 towards Cholderton and the A338 towards Allington. 

By bus

Take the 67 from Salisbury to Tidworth, stopping at Newton Tony. From Amesbury, get the 8 to Tidworth, changing to the 67 to Newton Tony (check with Traveline, tel: 0871 200 22 33). From the Newton Tony bus stop, walk up Station Hill. Take the public path to the reserve car park.

The bus stop you need to get on and off at is near the primary school in Newton Tony.

By bike

The nearest Sustrans route is route 20 on the Wiltshire Cycle Way.

By road

From the A303, follow directions to Newton Tony. Drive through the village and turn right at the Allington sign into Station Hill. Reserve car park on right at brow of hill. From Salisbury, take the A338 north to Allington. Turn right at the Newton Tony sign. Follow the road through Allington and along the single track road towards Newton Tony. The car park is on your left at the top of the hill.

Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Access to facilities

Car parking
10 spaces
1 Blue Badge spaces

Compacted gravel surface.

Nature trails access
  • Two marked circular trails: 0.8 miles (1.2 km), allow 45 minutes, and 1.4 miles (2.3 km), allow 90 minutes.
  • Unsurfaced and uneven in places, apart from 30 m of meshed trackway designed to provide access for wheelchair users and pushchairs into the wildflower meadow.
  • Some areas of moderate gradient without steps.
  • One kissing gate designed to accommodate wheelchair users, and two pedestrian gates.
  • Two benches, both with backs, one with arm rest.
Viewing points

Two wildlife viewing screens with step-free access and low viewing slots.

Picnic area

Picnic table with space for a wheelchair user next to car park with beautiful views across the reserve.

Dogs
  • No dogs allowed, except registered assistance dogs.
  • There is a no dogs policy from the car park to the permissive trails to minimise disturbance to wildlife and livestock.