Picnic spots

There is little nicer than a picnic on a warm summer day. If you bring your sandwiches, there are plenty of places to choose from, some with great views, some surrounded by wildlife. Here just a small selection.

The Temple of Apollo reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire

A famous garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire 

With a world-famous garden and over 2,500 acres of estate to explore, Stourhead in Wiltshire will delight garden and wildlife lovers alike.

Standing Stones at Avebury

Avebury archaeology walk

Catch glimpses of mysterious Silbury Hill, pass Bronze Age burial mounds, and walk along ancient roads with fabulous views.

A frosty morning in late winter at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

The abbey grounds

Lacock Abbey's beautiful grounds are a place to relax, explore and play. Wander through the changing colours, clamber up a giant tree stump and see if you can spot some of the local wildlife.

View into the valley

Cley Hill

This distinctive landmark near Longleat is rich in wildlife and archaeology with panoramic views of West Wiltshire and Somerset. You can even experience uninterrupted views of the sky from this locally famous UFO hotspot.