ChippenhamMalmesbury

Chimal two
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Distance

18km/11mi

Ascent

153m

Descent

110m

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I tried writing a description and it didn't save . So anyway , I'll try again. There are no good off-road routes from Chi to Mal. Basically because of the M4, and because of the urban sprawl that is Chippenham. But try this.

All the C and B roads are safe and wide and easily walked by the competent walker. And the 429 into Malmesbury has a footpath alongside it (on the north / west side). Things to do on this route are see Kellaways / Maud / Heath's Causeway / Monument, and the NT Sutton Lane Meadows. And there are 2 pubs and a post office / coffee shop (in the Bell Hotel) at Sutton Benger)

I tried writing a description and it didn't save . So anyway , I'll try again. There are no good off-road routes from Chi to Mal. Basically because of the M4, and because of the urban sprawl that is Chippenham. But try this.

All the C and B roads are safe and wide and easily walked by the competent walker. And the 429 into Malmesbury has a footpath alongside it (on the north / west side). Things to do on this route are see Kellaways / Maud / Heath's Causeway / Monument, and the NT Sutton Lane Meadows. And there are 2 pubs and a post office / coffee shop (in the Bell Hotel) at Sutton Benger)

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Chippenham
Grid RefST9202773318
Lat / Lon 51.45878° / -2.11614°
Easting / Northing392,027E / 173,318N
What3Wordslegs.daydreams.estuaries
Malmesbury
Grid RefST9338287191
Lat / Lon 51.58354° / -2.09690°
Easting / Northing393,382E / 187,191N
What3Wordstwins.screeches.trying

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Stephenwalking — 10 May 2021

I just want to add another photo. But if I add another review then I need to give it a rating again. That might be 'skewing' the ratings, especially if it's just me marking my own homework, twice. Sorry.

Anyway, if you take the 'off-road' route from Thornhill Farm there is a point at which you might miss an important right turn. See the attached photo. As you approach the electric pylons along a north-south bridleway there is a stile with a footpath heading off to the right. That stile and right fork is the route you need to take, to get to Sutton Lane Meadows and then to the eastern end of Sutton Benger to regain the road to Malmesbury.



Stephenwalking — 10 May 2021

Basically I'm reviewing my own route here. But I thought it might be useful. It's nearly all quiet C roads, and good for walkers with wheels. There is a left turn onto an old bridleway at Thornhill Farm. Note that this is not a farm any more, but a brand new big house (see photo; the bridleway is out of shot to the left where the fingerpost is.) If it's wet, the first section of this bridleway gets very boggy, so best avoid it by continuing along the road (Sutton Lane) to Sutton Benger. The bridleway gets a bit narrow after a while, and eventually peters out to become footpaths with stiles, so unfortunately is not suitable for wheels. However, it is possible to visit Sutton Lane Meadows along the bridleway from Sutton Lane further along the road; there is a junction with a bridleway that goes right to Avon Mill and left to Sutton Lane Meadows.

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