Bradford-On-Avon

Wiltshire


Slow Ways linking Bradford-On-Avon and Bath, Frome, Melksham, Trowbridge

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Bradford-On-Avon’s four Slow Ways: 75%

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 2/4
and surveyed: 2/4

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Bath—Bradford-On-Avon
Batbra one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 278m Descent 273m
Bath—Bradford-On-Avon
Batbra two Enjoy me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 271m Descent 266m
Bath—Bradford-On-Avon
Batbra three Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 485m Descent 495m
Bath—Bradford-On-Avon
Batbra four Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Bradford-On-Avon—Melksham
Bramel one Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 60m Descent 52m
Bradford-On-Avon—Melksham
Bramel two Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 44m Descent 36m
Bradford-On-Avon—Melksham
Bramel three Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 36m Descent 28m
Bradford-On-Avon—Trowbridge
Bratro one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 44m Descent 52m
Bradford-On-Avon—Trowbridge
Bratro two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 111m Descent 100m
Frome—Bradford-On-Avon
Frobra one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 174m Descent 207m
Frome—Bradford-On-Avon
Frobra two

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 208m Descent 244m
Frome—Bradford-On-Avon
Frobra three Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -

Collective progress

75% of Bradford-On-Avon’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

12/12

reviewed

8/12

surveyed

4/12

verified

12 people have contributed to Bradford-On-Avon’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

9 people have surveyed a route in Bradford-On-Avon

156km out of 156km have been walked and reviewed

316km of reviews have been shared in Bradford-On-Avon

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At the start in Bath the map is slightly misleading as it's not possible to access the footpath alongside the river - the best route is to cross the footbridge over the river, then cross the two main roads using the pedestrian crossings , then turn left to walk along Widcombe High St (several cafes and pub) and on up to Widcombe Hill....

Richard Craft

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As with BatBra1 at the start from Bath it's better to go over the footbridge, across the two main roads using the pedestrian crossings then turn left through Widcombe High St and join the bottom of Widcombe Hill at the double mini roundabout. It is not suitable for wheels....

Richard Craft

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Once of of the town the walk improved until we got to The Pines Residential Site were the foot path was blocked between the site and Whitechapel Lane. and made it un walkable spoke to a resident at Whitechapel Lane who said the path had been blocked for the last 20 years. After this the walk was enjoyable and was easy to follow....

Pete

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Frome—Bradford-On-Avon

panifex added Frobra three, a new walk from Frome to Bradford-On-Avon

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I walked this route today and it was just as good as I imagined. Crossing the A36 was the least pleasant part of the route (and the reason I've only given this 4 stars...) but I only had to wait probably less than a minute. There is another steep set of steps to descend from the castle to the valley, but then the walk along the valley towards Iford Manor is really lovely. The climb up Iford Hill was not too bad, and the route through the housing estate at Westwood was obvious....

panifex

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I walked this today from Bath to Bradford-on-Avon. Unsurprisingly, given that I created it as my preferred route, I thought it was fantastic. Yes, the climb out of Bath is quite steep, and the descent to Dundas Aquaduct even steeper, but once that is out of the way it has all the benefits of the other routes along the canal - while being considerably shorter and more direct....

panifex

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I think this is a great way to get between Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge - avoiding the uncertain footpaths while not adding much to the length....

panifex

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I agree with all the other reviewers - this is a very pleasant walk along the canal that takes sensible routes in and out of Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge....

panifex

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Bath—Bradford-On-Avon

panifex added Batbra four, a new walk from Bath to Bradford-On-Avon

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At the end it's possible to walk through the Shires shopping centre (toilets just inside on left) next to ASDA to get to the town centre....

JohnMyerson

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There is the Angelfish Cafe just off the Brassknocker Basin, and also the Hartley Farm Shop and Cafe just off route ( 200 metres ) close to end of middle third....

Brian

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Bath—Bradford-On-Avon

Brian added Batbra three, a new walk from Bath to Bradford-On-Avon

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This route is not suitable for people in pushchairs/wheelchairs, or mobility scooters, as there is a set of 15 steps 1 mile into the route from Bath. Hence why only 1 star. The route is perfectly suitable for able bodied walkers...

Brian

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Having compiled, and walked the route, I can confirm that it is suitable for individuals in wheelchairs/pushchairs or on mobility scooters....

Brian

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The section through Widbrook Wood is heavily foot trafficked and is muddy in winter.There is a shorter alternative, reducing the route by 0.4 mi, after crossing canal bridge 168 instead of turning right, continue straight on to Canal Rd, adjacent Lidl store, and turning right down Seymour Road. If walkers would prefer to avoid climbing the 48 steps up St Margarets Steps in BOA, you can continue along Bridge St, to just past the railway line, then bear right uphill meeting the route back at ST 83210 60439...

Brian

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This route is 4.20 mi long, and is a suitable route for mobility scooter, and pushchair users., as it is 100 % paved, with no stiles or gates. It can be reduced by a further 0.40 mi, by walking down Brick Lane, and then Seymour Rd in Trowbridge...

Brian

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The walk along the water ways are nice (river and canal) but once you come off the canal after the railway bridge, it starts getting 'grim' as you approach the derelict site by the railway. Not the nicest introduction to Trowbridge. When they redevelop the site it'll be better...

Jeremy Wire

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Pleasant walk through Trowbridge town on footpaths then tarmac footpath along rail line before joining canal towpath for most of the walk....

Iang299

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There is a nice pub with magnificent views (and toilets) in Avoncliff...

Cata

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Mainly level, easy route principally on the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath. Surface generally OK but, in places, can be very puddly after rain....

Richard Craft

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The entire canal section is part of the Outer Wheel of the Bradford on Avon Walking Wheel: https://walkbradfordonavon.org/boa-walking-wheel; photo 4 shows the green waymarker of the Outer Wheel....

Richard Craft

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A good level walk half of which is in countryside on the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath. Just one potential obstruction where a large wheelchair might struggle and a double buggy won't get through. The surface is mainly good, a bit puddly on the towpath when wet....

Carol Craft

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Bradford-On-Avon—Trowbridge

Carol Craft added Bratro two, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to Trowbridge

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This is a shorter route than BraTro1 but is more of a summer route as the ground across the fields and through woods can become very wet and muddy. There is also a gentle slope near the start as you leave Bradford on Avon, then another one about 500 metres after this, followed by steps up to the canal further on. It would be unsuitable for wheelchairs because of the steps....

Carol Craft

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A great summer alternative to Bratro1 but not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies through the fields and woods as there is a tricky set of sets to climb....

Richard Craft

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This is a very good shortcut walk between Bath and Bradford on Avon which goes over two hills so you'll need some extra energy (particularly the bit between Dundas Aqueduct and Claverton Down if you are going towards Bath)! It's 6 miles compared to 9+ miles if you follow the equally picturesque Batbra two route that follows the canal....

eberlin

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Frome—Bradford-On-Avon

Richard Craft added Frobra two, a new walk from Frome to Bradford-On-Avon

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- there is one section about a mile or so long which is very difficult and uncomfortable to walk because of unmarked stiles, stiles obscured by thick growth and sections of footpath heavily overgrown....

Richard Craft

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Bath—Bradford-On-Avon

Brian added Batbra two, a new walk from Bath to Bradford-On-Avon

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This route is significantly longer than Batbra one, as it follows the canal, and whilst originally compiled as a route to suit individuals with mobility issues, and wheelchair / pushchair/mobility scooters, this is not applicable, as 1 mi in, there is a set of 15 steps up to Georges Place. I have compiled / walked / surveyed and reviewed Batbra three which is wheelchair friendly. Other than that Batbra two is fine...

Brian

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Bradford-On-Avon—Melksham

Brian added Bramel three, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to Melksham

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This route avoids public footpaths with stiles from Whaddon to Berryfields, by extending the canal towpath section to Semington, followed by quiet old A350 into Melksham, which is Wheelchair / Pushchair friendly....

Brian

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Route includes a hazardous crossing of the A350...

Brian

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A route largely the same as Bramel one, but removing the hazardous crossing of the A350...

Brian

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My wife is very nervous of cows and bullocks so we had to divert from the route on 3 occasions to avoid fields they were in, eventually giving up and taking an alternative route into Bradford upon Avon....

Jon Allman

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Bradford-On-Avon—Melksham

Brian added Bramel two, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to Melksham

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Bradford-On-Avon

RebeccaSkillman surveyed Bradford-On-Avon

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A very direct, hilly route between these two historic towns....

HughWilliamson

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Bradford-On-Avon

KateB surveyed Bradford-On-Avon

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Bradford-On-Avon

BrianF surveyed Bradford-On-Avon

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Bath—Bradford-On-Avon

Slow Ways added Batbra one, a new walk from Bath to Bradford-On-Avon

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Bradford-On-Avon—Melksham

Slow Ways added Bramel one, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to Melksham

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Bradford-On-Avon—Trowbridge

Slow Ways added Bratro one, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to Trowbridge

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Frome—Bradford-On-Avon

Slow Ways added Frobra one, a new walk from Frome to Bradford-On-Avon

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Bradford-On-Avon’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST8255360871

Lat / Lon

51.34665° / -2.25189°

Easting / Northing

382,553E / 160,871N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bradford-On-Avon's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

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