Slow Way Route To do
Burton—Chippenham
Burchi one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 253m Descent 182m
Chippenham—Calne
Chical one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 130m Descent 152m
Chippenham—Calne
Chical two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 96m Descent 73m
Chippenham—Malmesbury
Chimal one Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 206m Descent 164m
Chippenham—Malmesbury
Chimal two Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 153m Descent 110m
Chippenham—Royal Wootton Bassett
Chiroy one Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 232m Descent 151m
Corsham—Chippenham
Corchi one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 94m Descent 49m
Marshfield—Chippenham
Marchi two Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Marshfield—Chippenham
Marchi three Verify me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Marshfield—Chippenham
Marchi four Verify me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 274m Descent 408m
Melksham—Chippenham
Melchi one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 66m Descent 58m
Melksham—Chippenham
Melchi two Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 50m Descent 43m
Sherston—Chippenham
Shechi one Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 105m Descent 174m
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Chippenham, Wed 30 November

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Chippenham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST9202773318

Lat / Lon

51.45878° / -2.11614°

Easting / Northing

392,027E / 173,318N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Chippenham'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

Ferry

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I walked this route yesterday from Sherston on a very pleasant sunny day, after a prolonged period of rain, and the 58 % + paved / road was helpful, because the wet and muddy sections were very wet and muddy. I recorded the route at 10.65 mi. There are no facilities in the middle third, but 0.23 mi from the turning to Leigh Delamere is the service station, which can be accessed from a feeder road. En route there are 3 galv hunting gates, 1 galv kissing gate, 2 field gates, 4 timber stiles, and 2 sets of steps ( 9 & 7 ). I was pleasantly surprised by the section from under the A350 into Chippenham, which was not as I had expected....

Brian

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The only variation to the route I did, was in Biddestone, adjacent to the White Horse pub, rather than turning left up track [ ST 864444 73519 ], I continued along main road, turning left at Biddestone Manor ( it is exactly the same distance ) and cuts out, fields, cows, and 6 stiles.........to me a no brainer!...

Brian

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The whole area around Lawn Farm is confusing, and badly needs proper waymarking ( fp's are not as the definitive map ) I found the road from Rodbourne to S Benger busy, but as the road is relatively straight its not unsafe....

Brian

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Marshfield—Chippenham

Brian added Marchi four, a new walk from Marshfield to Chippenham

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I will upload my slightly different route, the difference being a set of steps down to the pub in Ford, and cutting out Biddestone centre...

Brian

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This route shows the difficulty in getting around the farm just north of Biddestone...

Brian

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Marshfield—Chippenham

panifex added Marchi three, a new walk from Marshfield to Chippenham

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Marshfield—Chippenham

panifex added Marchi two, a new walk from Marshfield to Chippenham

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Once you're off the main roads in Chippenham it's mostly footpaths and open fields the whole way....

Dan

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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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I consider this the best route between Melksham and Chippenham, but the Melksham area is blighted by crops ( partic maize ) in Autumn each year which can make the walk challenging...

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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I would add that walkers need to cross the busy A4 at the pedestrian traffic lights near Currys, to use the pedestrian tunnel, as you should not walk under the adjacent tunnel at the road, as there is no pavement...

Brian

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I agree with the previous reviewer that the walk actually into Chippenham is not the most scenic, but it's easy and direct and you end up in a sensible place in town....

panifex

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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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Melksham—Chippenham

Brian added Melchi two, a new walk from Melksham to Chippenham

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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....

Stephenwalking

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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

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The only area of concern is around Queenfield, where the path may disappear in the summer under crops, when the path is not reinstated...

Brian

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Whilst the route is generally quiet, and attractive, there are fields between Lacock and Melksham which may have crops ( often maize ) without the footpath being reinstated...

Brian

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Chippenham

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I found it impossible to get onto Chimal One by the right turn onto the footpath at Lipgate Farm because the gate was tied shut. However, there was an easy workaround by continuing to walk along Day's Lane, and turning right onto the Byway after about 200 yards, then left onto the Chimal One footpath. (This left turn was not marked by a visible fingerpost or way marker). It took me left to Day's Lane then stopped, leaving me to walk along Day's Lane and onto the grass verge alongside the A350. Then around the M4 roundabout to the relative safety of the grass verge alongside the A429 and the right turn to Clanville. The left turn onto the footpath was not marked, but relatively easy to spot, before the white house (see photo). For those who reach Corston and want to save a bit of time, note that there is a safe and usable pavement / footpath / pavement all the way from Corston to Malmesbury alongside the A429....

Stephenwalking

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Chippenham—Malmesbury

Stephenwalking added Chimal two, a new walk from Chippenham to Malmesbury

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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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Lovely direct route across Corsham Park and along a farm track. Entry to Chippenham is largely along main road - the most direct route but not necessarily the nicest....

Chrischipp

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Chippenham—Calne

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

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Sherston—Chippenham

Martin Hibbert added Shechi one, a new walk from Sherston to Chippenham

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Burton—Chippenham

Slow Ways added Burchi one, a new walk from Burton to Chippenham

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Chippenham—Calne

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

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Chippenham—Malmesbury

Slow Ways added Chimal one, a new walk from Chippenham to Malmesbury

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Chippenham—Royal Wootton Bassett

Slow Ways added Chiroy one, a new walk from Chippenham to Royal Wootton Bassett

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Corsham—Chippenham

Slow Ways added Corchi one, a new walk from Corsham to Chippenham

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Melksham—Chippenham

Slow Ways added Melchi one, a new walk from Melksham to Chippenham

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