Next Event: Saturday 12th December 2020
Travelling to Larkhill
Larkhill is located 5m NW of Amesbury, 10m N of Salisbury, nr A303, A345 & A360
Go through Winterbourne Stoke on roundabout of A303 and A360 take first left onto the A360. Cross the A344 (staggered junction) onto B3086. At crossroads turn right towards Larkhill after approx 1 mile turn left to the racecourse onto the range road signed. Follow this untill you see the Queens Building & Racecourse and park as directed.
At the Countess Roundabout at Amesbury turn right to Larkhill Camp onto A345. At the next roundabout turn left signed Larkhill. After 500 metres turn right onto range road (by Golf range). Follow road to the left alongside perimeter fence.
A345 South at Larkhill roundabout turn right signed Larkhill. After 500 metres turn right onto range road (by Golf range). Follow road to the left alongside perimeter fence.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Avon Vale Races Point-to-Point.
Larkhill Racecourse is located 5 miles NW of Amesbury near the A303, SP4 8QR. Set in a spectacular setting on the Salisbury Plain, racing has taken place at Larkhill since 1947 and is considered one of the best courses in the country.
The course today is roughly triangular in shape and comprises 2½ miles of old downland grass track. It is approximately 80 feet wide, giving us ample room to move fences throughout the season to ensure fresh ground for each meeting. There are 13 fences, 5 of which are jumped twice in a three mile race. There are two open ditches – Nos. 3 and 11.
There are four tank crossings on the course – between fences 4 & 5, 6 & 7, 10 & 11 and 1 & 2. These are regularly maintained throughout the season to ensure a flat surface and they are covered with wood shavings for meetings to soften the underhoof conditions.
The course is a right handed one and runs from the start, through a light dip and then slightly uphill, it flattens out from Fence 4, round the corner and through the home straight, round to Fence 7, through a chicane and then another straight of 4 fences before the downhill section with a long curving right hand bend and then up a testing incline to Fence 13 and back through the start to what, on the second circuit is Fence 14, giving a 3 mile track. We also have 2½ mile starts and 1½ starts for our Charity Race and Pony Races.