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Corsham

Wiltshire


Slow Ways linking Corsham and Bath, Chippenham, Marshfield, Melksham

England / Wiltshire / Corsham

Corsham’s four Slow Ways are 88% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 3/4

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Walk to Corsham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bath—Corsham
Batcor one

Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 277m Descent 348m
Bath—Corsham
Batcor two Enjoy me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 493m Descent 563m
Corsham—Chippenham
Corchi one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 94m Descent 49m
Corsham—Melksham
Cormel two

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 49m Descent 104m
Corsham—Melksham
Cormel four Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 75m Descent 133m
Corsham—Melksham
Cormel five Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Marshfield—Corsham
Marcor one Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 375m Descent 283m
Marshfield—Corsham
Marcor two Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 285m Descent 374m
Marshfield—Corsham
Marcor three Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 263m Descent 352m

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Collective progress

83% of Corsham’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

9/9

reviewed

9/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

9 people have contributed to Corsham’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

9 people have surveyed a route in Corsham

109km out of 109km have been walked and reviewed

266km of reviews have been shared in Corsham

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I downloaded the gpx file from slowways & then uploaded same to the OS app, so route finding was straightforward....

Twank X

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This is a very easy to follow walk along well established paths and routes....

Christopher Smy

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Overall the walk was very enjoyable and apart from the footpath in Corsham which Brian mentioned in his review,which was incorrect,and was rectified by going up the steps as mentioned,and when at top the path forks, take right fork which will then take you back on original route. Apart from a few paths being overgrown with brambles & nettles there were no major problems...

Pete

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A smidgen can be cut off the route by going down First Lane, instead of Middle Lane....

Brian

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Referring to previous report the fields that were planted with maze have still not had foot path reinstated plus path between ST90370 66758 & 90404 67082....

Pete

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I walked this route today from Corsham to Melksham, with no difficulties. The Market Tavern by the routes end in Melksham is also very much worth a visit....

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Corsham—Melksham

panifex added Cormel five, a new walk from Corsham to Melksham

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There is a very slight issue with the route as it leaves Corsham - the gpx takes you the wrong way through the housing estate, and the right way is not easy to spot (see photo - I’ve shown the correct route in red)....

panifex

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Great route, it was really easy to follow on my watch, with lots of beautiful woodland and footpaths the whole way. Only small part where I struggled and had to do a bit of searching was just south-west of Corsham. The path went through someone's private drive, I would recommend going down Greenhill and the across via Sheppards which is the way I took in the end (see screenshot)...

Dan

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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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Brian surveyed Batcor two

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Bath—Corsham

Brian added Batcor two, a new walk from Bath to Corsham

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Brian surveyed Batcor one

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I share the two previous reviews, and the Panifex review has two valid issues. For logistical reasons I undertook the route from Corsham to Bath, and encountered the two problems highlighted. From ST 85704 68967 to ST 85666 68934 is impossible to take, follow path on ground coming out in 'Shepherds', then turn right up set of steps ( ST 85734 68916 ) rejoining the route at ST 85666 68934...

Brian

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2 ) Kingsdown Golf Course, rather than going across a very active course, running the risk of being hit by a golf ball, this goes around the perimeter on a created 'Woodland Walk'...

Brian

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Agree, improvement on published route during winter...

Mike Parry

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Marshfield—Corsham

Brian added Marcor three, a new walk from Marshfield to Corsham

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Marshfield—Corsham

Brian added Marcor two, a new walk from Marshfield to Corsham

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a ) removes uphill Fosse Way section, followed by very steep muddy downhill section with a stepping stone brook crossing, field have lively horses, this is replaced with a shorter tarmac road section up Doncombe Hill ADVISED TAKE THIS ALT IN WINTER ( see photos in survey )...

Brian

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Change 2, takes out short section of Middlewick Lane and section of busy A4, with questionable road crossing, replaced with section through quiet housing estate, adjacent to road central refuge Photos 1 and 2, show the steep downhill v muddy section down to and across the brook which floods in winter....these are avoided by taking Marcor two instead of Marcor one...

Brian

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Having undertaken the original Marcor survey, this is hopefully only a temporary alternative, which whilst adding 0.50 mi to the walk, avoids seriously muddy section, which the photos do not do justice. Photos taken after long dry spell. This alternative also takes in the two changes in Marcor two....

Brian

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An enjoyable walk which i did on a cold January evening using a headtorch!...

Adamufa

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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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Corsham—Melksham

Brian added Cormel four, a new walk from Corsham to Melksham

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Having undertaken all routes between Corsham and Melksham, this is easiest to undertake. All routes involve crossing the A350, and without extending the route a couple of miles it is probably the most rewarding visually. Unfortunately, as with a lot of West Wilts, some fields can be cropped in summer with maize, particularly close to Melksham...

Brian

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2) The route through Thorn woods, just after Box heading to Hazelbury Manor seems to take the steepest possible route for no obvious reason (and it really is steep - I had to rest half way up). It would be worth investigating the path around the edge of the woods, to see if this would be preferable. 1) Kingsdown Golf Club seems to be criss-crossed with rights of way, but none of them are obvious on the ground, and the one chosen for this route goes right down the middle of the fairway. Really really not ideal. I improvised by walking under trees where I could, but I still had to cross the fairway. There are no obvious "permissive" routes provided by the club either. Obviously, the best answer would be for the golf club to provide a sensible route through. But in the meantime, some more work needs to be done to work out a safe way across the course - maybe the path I've highlighted in the attached photo would be better - perhaps the next walker could try it out. The alternative would be to walk all the way around Lower Kingsdown Road and avoid the golf course altogether....

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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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An improvement on Cormel one, by removing illegal element, but replacing with potential blocked path by maize...

Brian

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Corsham—Melksham

Brian added Cormel two, a new walk from Corsham to Melksham

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Corsham

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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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Bath—Corsham

Slow Ways added Batcor one, a new walk from Bath to Corsham

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Corsham—Chippenham

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

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Marshfield—Corsham

Slow Ways added Marcor one, a new walk from Marshfield to Corsham

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Corsham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST8727270574

Lat / Lon

51.43402° / -2.18448°

Easting / Northing

387,272E / 170,574N

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Facilities

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