Picnic spots around Wiltshire

There is little nicer than a picnic when the sun is out, but as autumn comes calling there are still plenty of opportunities for al fresco dining. If you bring your sandwiches, there are plenty of places to choose from to picnic in Wiltshire, some with great views, some surrounded by wildlife. Here's just a small selection.

The lawns in the Botanic Garden at Lacock Abbey

Lacock garden

Lacock Abbey's grounds are a place to relax, explore and reconnect. Discover paths taking you to the rose garden and apple orchard and relax on the lawns with a picnic. Please be aware you will need to book ahead before visiting.

Hilltop in winter

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.

Pepperbox Hill

Picnic at Pepperbox Hill

Commanding the high point on the chalk ridge south-east of Salisbury, Pepperbox Hill is topped by an early example of a brick folly, with far-reaching views and rich natural heritage.

Places to visit in the South West 

See the full list of gardens and outdoor spaces we care for in the South West which are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Visiting this spring 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.