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Royal Wootton Bassett

Wiltshire


Slow Ways linking Royal Wootton Bassett and Calne, Chippenham, Cricklade, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Swindon

England / Wiltshire / Royal Wootton Bassett

Royal Wootton Bassett’s six Slow Ways are 46% checked

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

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Slow Way Route To do
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—Royal Wootton Bassett
Chiroy one

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 232m Descent 151m
Chippenham—Royal Wootton Bassett
Chiroy two Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 767m Descent 843m
Malmesbury—Royal Wootton Bassett
Malroy one

Double check Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 156m Descent 197m
Royal Wootton Bassett—Cricklade
Roycri one Pioneer me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 98m Descent 139m
Royal Wootton Bassett—Marlborough
Roymar one

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 301m Descent 306m
Royal Wootton Bassett—Swindon
Royswi one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 54m Descent 73m
Royal Wootton Bassett—Swindon
Royswi two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 497m Descent 448m

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Collective progress

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

9/9

drawn

8/9

reviewed

4/9

surveyed

0/9

verified

6 people have contributed to Royal Wootton Bassett’s Slow Ways

6 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Royal Wootton Bassett

140km out of 153km have been walked and reviewed

188km of reviews have been shared in Royal Wootton Bassett

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The short field section was largely long grass, and finished off with a locked field gate....

Brian

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Royal Wootton Bassett—Swindon

Brian added Royswi two, a new walk from Royal Wootton Bassett to Swindon

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The walk is effectively three sections, Swindon to Mannington Rec Ground, comprising urban lit pavements, Mannington to end of Lydiard Park, tarmac and compacted gravel tracks, and the final section from Hook Road across generally awful fields to RWB....

Brian

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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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As review on Chiroy one, and reasons for generating this route, it largely follows Chiroy one, but removes the sections which are impossible to access....

Brian

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Chippenham—Royal Wootton Bassett

Brian added Chiroy two, a new walk from Chippenham to Royal Wootton Bassett

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( a ) and ( c ) involved diverting route onto quiet lanes, whilst ( b ) involved much to-in and fro-in trying to find the path in a wilderness, then opting on an alternative route entirely This alternative shows where the actual route on the ground is, rather than the OS map line...

Brian

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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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Sadly this route is impassable due to overgrown paths, barbed wire, broken styles and planting across the footpath. Although we did get through we wouldn't recommend it for these reasons. We will have to create Royswi Two and come back and test it out....

Slow Ways Darren

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While the crops growing of paths can easily be overcome by walking around the edge of the fields, the path has been totally taken over by overgrowth for 200 metres (parallel to Hook Street below Hook Farm)....

danravenellison

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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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I joined the route from the Ridgeway and dropped down to Broad Hinton. The route from Broad Hinton to Cotmarsh was unfriendly with gates locked, paths across fields ignored, stiles broken or absent. Gave up at Cotmarsh as much time lost and went on road....

Phil Edwards

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Royal Wootton Bassett

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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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The Lydiard Park (and environs) crossing is lovely, and the rest of the route follows mostly cycle paths in Swindon, it could be improved in a few places (for example it crosses the busy Great Western Way above ground)....

castaway

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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—Royal Wootton Bassett

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

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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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Royal Wootton Bassett—Cricklade

Slow Ways added Roycri one, a new walk from Royal Wootton Bassett to Cricklade

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Royal Wootton Bassett—Marlborough

Slow Ways added Roymar one, a new walk from Royal Wootton Bassett to Marlborough

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Royal Wootton Bassett—Swindon

Slow Ways added Royswi one, a new walk from Royal Wootton Bassett to Swindon

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Royal Wootton Bassett, Thu 25 July

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Royal Wootton Bassett’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU0673382577

Lat / Lon

51.54205° / -1.90430°

Easting / Northing

406,733E / 182,577N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Royal Wootton Bassett'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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