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Malmesbury

Wiltshire


Slow Ways linking Malmesbury and Chippenham, Cirencester, Cricklade, Royal Wootton Bassett, Sherston, Tetbury

England / Wiltshire / Malmesbury

Malmesbury’s six Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Malmesbury from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
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
Malmesbury—Cirencester
Malcir one Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 172m Descent 148m
Malmesbury—Cricklade
Malcri one Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 161m Descent 162m
Malmesbury—Royal Wootton Bassett
Malroy one

Double check Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 156m Descent 197m
Sherston—Malmesbury
Shemal one Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 108m Descent 81m
Sherston—Malmesbury
Shemal two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 58m Descent 85m
Tetbury—Malmesbury
Tetmal one

Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 108m Descent 77m
Tetbury—Malmesbury
Tetmal two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 113m Descent 80m
Tetbury—Malmesbury
Tetmal three Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 147m Descent 114m

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Collective progress

58% of Malmesbury’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

8/10

reviewed

5/10

surveyed

0/10

verified

3 people have contributed to Malmesbury’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Malmesbury

114km out of 150km have been walked and reviewed

180km of reviews have been shared in Malmesbury

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I had no issues really, acknowledged there are 14 stiles, 6 ped gates, 6 field gates, 4 stone stiles, and one set of seven steps....

Brian

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Having read the reviews of the three routes, I undertook it yesterday walking from Tetbury to Malmesbury....

Brian

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If the section ( and stile ) from Daniels Well is avoided, and the route as Shemal one to Malmesbury is completed, it could be a route suitable for wheelchairs / pushchairs etc...

Brian

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Sherston—Malmesbury

Brian added Shemal two, a new walk from Sherston to Malmesbury

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What I encountered was field after field of grass over 2' long ( which even though I am very tall I had to wade through ) barbed wire fences, hedges, and 23 stiles, which varied from poorly maintained, overgrown, to some which were nowhere near where they are shown on the OS and definitive map. It is entirely possible that in about the multiple fields of long grass will be harvested which will then make the walking much easier....

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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Difficult access and route finding with not much to recommend that section. The B&B said they had walked the section from Malmesbury to Brinkworth and enjoyed it, hence 3 stars....

Phil Edwards

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Pleasant route but quite a lot on minor roads...

Phil Edwards

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Also, slight alternatives, and a circular route to / from Malmesbury, can be found by going to the (excellent) 'White Walls Way' website at https://whitewallsway.weebly.com. If you do choose to start in Malmesbury, and are going by car, the Long Stay car park (old station car park) is at the bottom of the hill, below the Abbey, and next to a large Co-op....

Stephenwalking

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Stephenwalking took this photo on Shemal one

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Out of the car park, left at the Co-op and over the bridge, first right down Park Road, then keep right down Park Road parallel to the river. Then after that I have to admit I wasn't enamoured with the route though Estcourt Park. There's nowhere right on route to stop for lunch, but that's not really necessary; however, if you wanted you could always do a mini-detour to the pub in Brokenborough....

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Stephenwalking took this photo on Tetmal one

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Tetbury—Malmesbury

Stephenwalking added Tetmal two, a new walk from Tetbury to Malmesbury

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Tetbury—Malmesbury

Stephenwalking added Tetmal three, a new walk from Tetbury to Malmesbury

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Malmesbury

Stephenwalking surveyed Malmesbury

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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....

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Malmesbury has just about the perfect start to a Slow Ways walk, from the Town Hall which has public toilets and a great little coffee shop, and where all the local buses start and stop. You need to park at the long-stay 'Railway Station Car Park' and walk back up, past The Abbey, to the Town Hall....

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Malmesbury

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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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Chippenham—Malmesbury

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

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Malmesbury—Cirencester

Slow Ways added Malcir one, a new walk from Malmesbury to Cirencester

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Malmesbury—Cricklade

Slow Ways added Malcri one, a new walk from Malmesbury to Cricklade

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Malmesbury—Royal Wootton Bassett

Slow Ways added Malroy one, a new walk from Malmesbury to Royal Wootton Bassett

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Sherston—Malmesbury

Slow Ways added Shemal one, a new walk from Sherston to Malmesbury

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Tetbury—Malmesbury

Slow Ways added Tetmal one, a new walk from Tetbury to Malmesbury

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Malmesbury’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST9338287191

Lat / Lon

51.58354° / -2.09690°

Easting / Northing

393,382E / 187,191N

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Facilities

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

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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