Plough Lane has beautiful Wiltshire on its door step
Plough Lane is the small adult only caravan site with a big reputation.
You only have to see the guest reviews to know you’ll love it: “Delightfully laid out, cleanest and best managed site we have ever visited” and “Facilities are immaculate”. You can expect a warm Wiltshire welcome from helpful owners Roger and Helen, and a wealth of local information for you to enjoy touring Wiltshire.
With the school holidays nearly upon us where can the ‘adults’ escape to.
Have you visited Wiltshire? It has much to offer in the way of places that don’t attract many children and Plough Lane Caravan Site, a member of Tranquil Touring Parks, is in a ideal spot from which to discover the area. Almost half of Wiltshire’s landscape has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are numerous ways to enjoy this quintessentially English countryside.
Consider the following:
Wiltshire’s ‘other’ stone circle, Avebury forms part of the World Heritage Site with Stonehenge.
Walk amongst the stone circle, see the largest man-made mound in Europe – Silbury Hill and explore the West Kennett Long Barrow all within the wider Avebury landscape.
Wiltshire is renowned for its crop circles which generally appear from April to September across the county.
There is still a lot of mystery as to how they are formed and the reasons behind their exact locations.
There is now a Crop Circle Access Centre in Devizes Museum where you can discover more and there are presently crop circles appearing if you fancy a visit.
White Horses and chalk carvings
There are currently 8 white horses across the county which remain on view, the oldest dating back to 1778 and the most recent in 1999.
Other chalk carvings include: the Fovant Badges, the Bulford Kiwi and the ANZAC carving at Codford.
The Kennet & Avon canal
Stretching for 87 miles and across the whole county, the Kennet & Avon canal was built to develop trade links with Bristol and London.
Today, the canal is no longer used for industry but is perfect for a relaxing boat ride, a walk along the tow path or a refreshing pint in one of the beer gardens alongside the water.
The Caen Hill Locks with its 29 consecutive locks helping canal boats rise 237 feet near Devizes is worth a visit.
The canal also passes through the Saxon town of Bradford on Avon and the Pewsey vale.
Historic Houses and Gardens
Wiltshire’s history and heritage is extended on a visit to one of the many historic houses and gardens the county is home to.
2014 has seen Bowood House and Gardens named the HHA/Christies Garden of the Year winner.
Joseph Priestly discovered Oxygen here too in 1774 making this a very unique house to visit!
The Courts and Great Chalfield Manor are two National Trust Gardens within easy reach that are beautiful to visit at any time of the year.
For keen ramblers or those looking for a gentle stroll – Wiltshire has an abundance of paths (over 8,200 in fact!) suitable for all abilities
So why not try an escape on a tranquil, adult only site which offers plenty of opportunities for visiting quieter places whilst the children are enjoying their holidays elsewhere.