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Sherston

Wiltshire


Slow Ways linking Sherston and Burton, Chippenham, Chipping Sodbury, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Yate

England / Wiltshire / Sherston

Sherston’s seven Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Sherston from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Burton—Sherston
Burshe one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 96m Descent 99m
Chipping Sodbury—Sherston
Chishe one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 194m Descent 174m
Sherston—Chippenham
Shechi one Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 105m Descent 174m
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
Sherston—Tetbury
Shetet one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 56m Descent 61m
Wotton-under-Edge—Sherston
Wotshe one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Wotton-under-Edge—Sherston
Wotshe two Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 312m Descent 277m
Wotton-under-Edge—Sherston
Wotshe three Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 210m Descent 175m
Yate—Sherston
Yatshe one Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 209m Descent 175m

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Collective progress

50% of Sherston’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

7/10

reviewed

3/10

surveyed

0/10

verified

7 people have contributed to Sherston’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Sherston

90km out of 142km have been walked and reviewed

120km of reviews have been shared in Sherston

Latest Updates

Ran/walked this route 31/7/2023. On the whole it's a good route. I downloaded the GPX and tried to follow it but it wasn't always that easy, especially across the fields. It's not always clear where the path is and which way to go! In parts it's a little overgrown so long trousers are probably a good idea and given all the rain we've had, waterproof footwear would be advantageous as well. There was one field that was quite tricky to walk on as it was quite uneven underfoot and the long grass meant you couldn't see what you were putting your foot on. In places it was quite muddy and there was a steep, slippery section towards the end. In drier weather this would probably be ok. Some parts are really pretty, some parts are really quite remote - not sure I'd want to do it alone. There were no access issues though. There were cows out in some places and also sheep - neither bothered us today though. There was a village about half way with a small shop for refreshments. There is a very short section that crosses a fast, busy road. There is no footpath but there is a space/grass verge to walk off the road. Some of the route is on quiet country lanes, again with no footpath but there is hardly any traffic. It doesn't feel unsafe at all. I would recommend it and will probably do it again - now I know where to go it should be easier :)...

Sam

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I only walked the southern half of this route as I was coming from Sherston and stayed at Westonbirt....

Andrew Davies

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Out of Chipping Sodbury I just followed the Frome valley way as far as Old Sodbury, which is an easy route across fields, so I cannot comment on the marked route further north, it may be just as good....

Andrew Davies

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We had to go off route due to the path being inaccessible in places - a real shame given the scenery was lovely....

Lucie

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Overall this part of the MacMillan Way suffers from poor stewardship and as a Slow Ways route it was not passable - we had to do a bit of road walking on a really busy stretch to avoid an inaccessible part of the suggested route....

Sara Huws

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Between Littleton Drew and Luckington was incredibly difficult walking - there was electric fencing blocking the first field twice, stiles were very overgrown (and one was completely broken and impassable), and there was limited footpath signage and no discernible route for much of it, meaning tramping through thigh high meadows over pretty rough ground. It didn't feel like an accessible or advisable route for anyone without a fair amount of experience (and a good map) to undertake. The section from Luckington to Sherston was much better though and would recommend this stretch....

Stephanie Wetherell

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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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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 )....

Brian

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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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Sherston

lizagne surveyed Sherston

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Wotton-under-Edge—Sherston

Tony Parsons added Wotshe three, a new walk from Wotton-under-Edge to Sherston

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Wotton-under-Edge—Sherston

Tony Parsons added Wotshe two, a new walk from Wotton-under-Edge to Sherston

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Sherston—Chippenham

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

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Wotton-under-Edge—Sherston

Tony Parsons added Wotshe one, a new walk from Wotton-under-Edge to Sherston

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Burton—Sherston

Slow Ways added Burshe one, a new walk from Burton to Sherston

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Chipping Sodbury—Sherston

Slow Ways added Chishe one, a new walk from Chipping Sodbury to Sherston

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Sherston—Malmesbury

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

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Sherston—Tetbury

Slow Ways added Shetet one, a new walk from Sherston to Tetbury

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Yate—Sherston

Slow Ways added Yatshe one, a new walk from Yate to Sherston

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Sherston, Wed 28 February

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Sherston’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST8535785928

Lat / Lon

51.57203° / -2.21267°

Easting / Northing

385,357E / 185,928N

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Facilities

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