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The Southern Area



The south-eastern corner of Wiltshire is bordered on two sides by Hampshire. It is quite distinct in character from most of South Wiltshire the chalkland giving way to clay and to the heathland sands of the New Forest.

The National Trust owned Pepperbox Hill (illustrated) commands spectacular views of the area from the Salisbury Cathedral to the South Coast. The area looks towards Salisbury for most of its services and leisure facilities although the larger settlements of Alderbury, Downton, Redlynch, Whiteparish and Winterslow all have developed centres with a range of local facilities.