This is amazing walking country. You can go for miles, on and off the farm.
If you are staying with us, we will make sure you have maps and details of some of our favourite hikes, whether a gentle stroll around the village, pond and church, or wilder roams across the hills.
We have maps for walking routes from 1/2 mile ambles to 8 mile scenic loops. Download a pdf
Especially popular is our Marrall Woodland, close to the village, where you can let your dogs and children run free in safety.
Just half a mile South of the village The Ridgeway National Trail intersects the farm, and from there the world’s your oyster; White Horse Hill, Russley Park and Wayland Smithy are within reach on foot.
I usually have a good walk before a late breakfast at the weekends, so if you are keen to join me, just let the staff know.
We’re now combining everything—the pigs, the cows and calves, the landscapes, the wildlife—deer, owls, badgers, flora and fauna generally, although not all of it appears on cue. Our colleague James Andrews, expert at wildlife photography among other skills, will lead the ‘Safari’ tours, in the red land rover
We have set up a farm shop at the Royal Oak in Bishopstone for groceries, organic meat and freshly prepared meals to take-away during the current restrictions on in-house dining. Please see our social media for updates and a full list of available produce.
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Tim and all the staff. Returned home after being thoroughly looked after everything was perfect. My girls have already made me promise to get some of your burgers when I'm next in – Jason
Incredibly welcoming! Excellent food!! Peroni on draft!!! What more could you want in such an idiillic setting? – Dave
Great social distancing measures in place. Food is as amazing as always! Well done Royal Oak and thanks to the team! – Sally