The enormous, circular Iron Age Hill fort of Old Sarum was a focal point for the Romans, Saxons and Normans and the historic ruins of the ancient castle, cathedral and royal palace are still in place.
Surrounded on all sides by beautiful countryside, what makes it such a unique spot for a picnic is the chance to spot a parachuted skydiver heading back to terra firma at nearby Old Sarum Airfield. It’s not something you get with every picnic spot, is it?
THE DOG WALK
A short distance south-east from Salisbury centre lies Pepperbox Hill – a National Trust site that’s perfect for a long and bracing walk with the hound.
The views across the Wiltshire countryside are breathtaking (on a clear day, you’ll be able to see Salisbury Cathedral) and in the summer, you’ll spot abundant wildflowers and butterflies whatever route you take. Pack tipples and snacks for you and the pooch, and enjoy.