River Wylye

The river at Kingston Deverill

Chalk stream in the south of England, with clear water flowing over gravel.

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Wilton, Wiltshire

Town and civil parish in Wiltshire , England, with a rich heritage dating back to the Anglo-Saxons.

The Old Town Hall
The Old Courtyard, Wilton Shopping Village: part of the former Wilton carpet factory site now used as a shopping outlet
St Mary and St Nicholas' parish church

The confluence of the rivers Wylye and Nadder is at Wilton.

Salisbury Plain

Chalk plateau in the south western part of central southern England covering 300 sqmi.

Stonehenge, the most famous antiquity on Salisbury Plain
Rough map of military training area (green) on Salisbury Plain within Wiltshire (blue) (it accounts for about half the area of Salisbury Plain)
Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain
Military use makes some areas of the plain inaccessible to the public.
Typical grassland at Netheravon Down.
The burnt-tip orchid (Neotinea ustulata) can be found on Salisbury Plain
The Duke of Burgundy butterfly (Hamearis lucina)
The cuckoo bee Nomada armata
The fairy shrimp Chirocephalus diaphanus
The stone curlew

The River Wylye runs along the southwest, and the Bourne runs to the east.


Village and a civil parish in Wiltshire, England.

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Hospital of St John and St Katherine
Heytesbury lock-up

The village lies on the north bank of the Wylye, about 3+1/2 mi southeast of the town of Warminster.

River Avon, Hampshire

In the south of England, rising in Wiltshire, flowing through that county's city of Salisbury and then west Hampshire, before reaching the English Channel through Christchurch Harbour in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation of Dorset.

The start of the lower half, near Fordingbridge
The 17th-century navigation channel near Britford is still in water
Longford Castle overlooks the river
Hale Park
Breamore House

All the significant direct and indirect tributaries of the Avon, including the Nadder, Wylye, Bourne and Ebble, converge within a short distance around Salisbury.


Ancient market town with a nearby garrison, and civil parish in south west Wiltshire, England, on the western edge of Salisbury Plain.

Pit Mead Roman villa mosaic, illustrations by Catherine Downes, engraved by James Basire and presented to the SAL by Daines Barrington
The High Street, Warminster, c. 1905
The Minster Church of St Denys
Portway House
Warminster Town Hall
The boating lake at the Pleasure Grounds
The former and now disused Warminster Police Station from Station Road
Warminster Community Fire Station and engine (2010)

The area is made up of chalk, which provides good drainage to the nearby River Wylye, providing plenty of arable and pasturable land near to the village.

Longbridge Deverill

Village and civil parish about 2.5 mi south of Warminster in Wiltshire, England.

James Thynne House

The parish is in the Deverill valley which carries the upper waters of the River Wylye.


Army Training Camp at Codford, 1917
9th-century cross shaft, St Peter's
St Mary's Church, Codford

Codford is a civil parish south of Salisbury Plain in the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire, England.

Boyton, Wiltshire

Village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England.

St Mary's Church
13th-century window, St Mary's, south chapel

It lies in the Wylye Valley within Salisbury Plain, about 6 mi south-east of Warminster and 13 mi north-west of Salisbury.

River Nadder

Tributary of the River Avon, flowing in south Wiltshire, England.

The Nadder at Teffont Mill
Flowing under the Palladian Bridge at Wilton House
Salisbury Cathedral seen from the banks of the Nadder
The watermill at Harnham is near where the Nadder meets the Avon
Reed beds along the banks of the Nadder at Harnham

Near Quidhampton, the Wylye joins from the north.

Chalk stream

Chalk streams are rivers that rise from springs in landscapes with chalk bedrock.

The River Bourne at Winterbourne Gunner, a typical chalk stream
Commercial watercress production near New Alresford in Hampshire

River Wylye