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Calne

Wiltshire


Slow Ways linking Calne and Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Melksham, Royal Wootton Bassett

England / Wiltshire / Calne

Calne’s five Slow Ways are 70% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Walk to Calne from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Calne—Devizes
Caldev one

Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 136m Descent 197m
Calne—Marlborough
Calmar one

Double check Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 221m Descent 285m
Calne—Marlborough
Calmar two Enjoy me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 295m Descent 232m
Calne—Royal Wootton Bassett
Calroy one

Double check Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 139m Descent 79m
Calne—Royal Wootton Bassett
Calroy two Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 101m Descent 159m
Chippenham—Calne
Chical one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 130m Descent 152m
Chippenham—Calne
Chical two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 96m Descent 73m
Melksham—Calne
Melcal two Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 220m Descent 191m

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Collective progress

78% of Calne’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

8/8

reviewed

7/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

11 people have contributed to Calne’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

8 people have surveyed a route in Calne

129km out of 129km have been walked and reviewed

286km of reviews have been shared in Calne

Latest Updates

Walked from Devizes to Calne on 1/9/2023.The climb from Devizes gave fine views from the top of Roundway Hill but after reaching the outskirts of Headington the walk deteriorated.The footpath at Church Farm,ST99966 66091was obstructed by large bales of straw and there appeared no way through, so the walk continued down the lane and turning first left brought us back on route. Several fields were then found to covered in tall maize and detours were made the get back on route.Stile in hedge ST99729 67643 was overgrown and difficult to get through. The path at copse ST 99819 68623 was non existent and after battling though past old pheasant fences and brambles there was no way through to route and again a detour was forced....

Pete

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Having walked and surveyed Calroy one, I found it particularly challenging in the section between RWB and Hilmarton, and having also undertaken Chiroy one, I then compiled this route as an alternative which cuts out all the problems....

Brian

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Calne—Royal Wootton Bassett

Brian added Calroy two, a new walk from Calne to Royal Wootton Bassett

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Prior to undertaking this route, I read this review, and was concerned that my walk was to be one of much tribulation. I have created an alternative route which avoids the first eight issues, but will not upload until I know the route is achievable....

Brian

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The route out of Calne was easy to follow and we soon arrived at the junction with the road to Compton Bassett. From Avebury to Marlborough the route was also easy to follow, although, the section across Fyfield Down (after leaving the Wessex Ridgeway path – Photo 2) appeared to have no waymarkers and could be trickier in poor visibility....

Ursula

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Calmar one has been superseded by Calmar two as a result of the new housing estate ever expanding to the east of Calne. Ignore this route...

Brian

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Like Calmar one the route passes through Compton Bassett which has a good pub ( just off route ), and many facilities( cafe, pub, buses, toilets etc ) in Avebury ( within the middle third ). Like all towns, there are a number of routes in/out, and personally in Calne I would prefer, bearing right at St Marys Church, then left up Kingsbury St into The Green, continue up Horsebrook, then right following a track alongside the Marden, this then comes out on Brewers Lane, where you turn left rejoining Anchor Rd at SU 003 705 I appreciate this sounds a bit convoluted, but I didn't think it merited another Calmar route....

Brian

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DaveYearsley took this photo on Caldev one

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Off route, and halfway, there are exceptional views from Kings Play Hill (access land), The Plantation, Beacon Hill (access land), and Roundway Hill Covert....

DaveYearsley

Immediately after this the route follows the road into the pretty village of Compton Bassett (nice looking pub - the White Horse) for about a mile...

Snailblakes

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There is a short section on a quiet country lane, but otherwise the route is car free....

Chrischipp

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Calne

danravenellison surveyed Calne

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There is the Ivy Pub and Convenience Store mid route ( check for opening days/times ) The paved sections in Calne and Devizes are fine, but Calne runs alongside the busy A4....

Brian

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The route has two pubs ( both serve food ) and 1 good shop, together with bus stops, bench, and public phone box The section which lets the route down, is the 1 mile section on pavement alongside the A4, which is very busy with all traffic travelling at 60 mph...

Brian

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I concur completely with the two previous reviews, it is a benign walk which could be completed by pushchairs and rugged mobility scooters as the path surface is either tarmac or compacted gravel with grit topping....

Brian

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The road section near Heddington Wick is a minor road, which is used as a rat run, and cars travel at speed, ditto Back Lane into Sandy Lane. The crossing of the A342 in Sandy Lane needs to be undertaken carefully, as the road is busy, and there is limited visibility The overall ascent of the walk is 600'...

Brian

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I've walked this route many times and is a favourite with local walkers, even meriting a mention in a recent Country Walking magazine....

Michelle Chapman

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I ran the route and enjoyed it, unfortunately leaving Calne at grid reference SU0065371217 a new housing estate is being built and I had to navigate off route for a little....

darren1

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The route takes you through a field that had a lot of very excitable cows in it....

AeroAli

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Whilst the route is largely the same as Melcal one, it removes the illegal element through the Spye Park Estate...

Brian

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Calne—Marlborough

eliot added Calmar two, a new walk from Calne to Marlborough

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Melksham—Calne

Brian added Melcal two, a new walk from Melksham to Calne

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The vast majority is off-road, on a National Cycle Route that uses a disused railway line....

Stephenwalking

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Chippenham—Calne

jonhedgerows added Chical two, a new walk from Chippenham to Calne

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Calne—Devizes

Slow Ways added Caldev one, a new walk from Calne to Devizes

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Calne—Marlborough

Slow Ways added Calmar one, a new walk from Calne to Marlborough

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Calne—Royal Wootton Bassett

Slow Ways added Calroy one, a new walk from Calne to Royal Wootton Bassett

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Chippenham—Calne

Slow Ways added Chical one, a new walk from Chippenham to Calne

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Calne, Wed 28 February

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Calne’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST9975471012

Lat / Lon

51.43810° / -2.00492°

Easting / Northing

399,754E / 171,012N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Calne's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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