Land in Wiltshire
There are a substantial number of parcels of Open Country in Wiltshire.
They are listed in the tables below. Just because the area is listed in the table,
however, does not mean that there is general access to it for a number of
- There may be temporary restrictions
imposed ( eg to protect wildlife at breeding times ). ( See notes below )
- Some parcels of land have no public right
of way giving access to them.
- There may be restrictions on access. eg
much of Salisbury plain is restricted for military and safety reasons -
Where possible such land has been excluded from the tables.
Other areas which have permissive
access ( eg much Forestry
Commission land, and land with access established by Defra)
are included in the tables where possible.
Where is the Access Land?
The Access Land in Wiltshire in shown in five tables these are:
Salisbury ( South Wilts ) District
If you believe that any of the details in these tables are wrong please
email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the relevant
identifier ( ie WAL or WPL number). If you believe that an area of access land
has not been included, please identify it by quoting the OS grid reference of
Click on the area above to see the table. Each table lists the parcels
of access land, and in many cases describes the rights of way that abut or
cross the access land. However, please note that in some cases a right of way
may be adjacent to the access land, but not allow access to it for example a
footpath may run alongside access land, but a fence or hedge, without stile or
gate, may separate the footpath from the land. Wiltshire County Council
is working to eliminate these circumstances but this will be a long term
Also shown in the table are:
- The Ordnance Survey ( OS ) grid reference
of the approximate center of the Access Land. Clicking on the grid
reference will take you to an OS map of the land
- Unfortunately a direct link has not yet
been made available by the Countryside Agency and currently the only way
to see what restrictions are currently in force for a particular parcel of
access land is to go to http://www.openaccess.gov.uk/wps/portal/lm/accessmap
and input the OS grid reference. When the map is displayed click on the
- info and comments links
to additional information about the access land. This information is being
built up on a gradual basis. The information should eventually include whether
disabled access is possible, whether the land is a Site of Special
Scientific Interest (SSSI), as well as a general description and
- Also the parish link takes you to
definitive details of all the footpaths, bridle ways, byways and RUPPs (
Roads Used as Public Paths ) in the parish. Note that the number of each
right of way is only within the particular parish footpath 6 in parish A
will not necessarily be footpath 6 in parish B, even though it is a
continuation of the same footpath.