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Walk to Trowbridge from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Enjoy me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 44m||Descent 52m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 111m||Descent 100m|
||Verify me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 145m||Descent 171m|
||Verify me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 101m||Descent 42m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 19km/12mi||Ascent 178m||Descent 91m|
||Verify me||Distance 18km/11mi||Ascent 170m||Descent 85m|
||Review me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 36m||Descent 39m|
||Verify me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 28m||Descent 30m|
||Verify me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 25m||Descent 27m|
||Double check||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 47m||Descent 76m|
73% of Trowbridge’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
7 people have contributed to Trowbridge’s Slow Ways
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9 people have surveyed a route in Trowbridge
93km out of 112km have been walked and reviewed
164km of reviews have been shared in Trowbridge
I agree with all the other reviewers - this is a very pleasant walk along the canal that takes sensible routes in and out of Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge....
I think this is the best route between Trowbridge and Melksham. It avoids the uncertain footpaths, and is not much longer. The road walk at the Melksham end is very quiet and pleasant....
Next is a short very hillocky section, thereafter a series of long grass fields with broken stiles ( I have reported these to Somerset CC ) Up to, and through Beckington is fine. Post Beckington to Southwick is a series of cropped fields, ploughed out fields, and a few locked field gates....
At the end it's possible to walk through the Shires shopping centre (toilets just inside on left) next to ASDA to get to the town centre....
An alternative ( no further ) is to continue along Capps Lane to the tee junction, turning right along the Trowbridge Rd, rejoining the route adjacent to the Recreational Ground....
This route is ideal for people with mobility issues, or walking with a pushchair. It follows lit pavement, or unlit paved ( hardcore/grit ) canal towpath for the whole route. Zero stiles, cows, horses, crops etc etc....
The section of walking on raised verge on Hawkeridge Rd 0.20 mi is very unpleasant, with fast moving heavy lorries and cars traveling right next to you, the verge is undulating, with slots for road drainage....
The section through Widbrook Wood is heavily foot trafficked and is muddy in winter.There is a shorter alternative, reducing the route by 0.4 mi, after crossing canal bridge 168 instead of turning right, continue straight on to Canal Rd, adjacent Lidl store, and turning right down Seymour Road. If walkers would prefer to avoid climbing the 48 steps up St Margarets Steps in BOA, you can continue along Bridge St, to just past the railway line, then bear right uphill meeting the route back at ST 83210 60439...
This route is 4.20 mi long, and is a suitable route for mobility scooter, and pushchair users., as it is 100 % paved, with no stiles or gates. It can be reduced by a further 0.40 mi, by walking down Brick Lane, and then Seymour Rd in Trowbridge...
The walk along the water ways are nice (river and canal) but once you come off the canal after the railway bridge, it starts getting 'grim' as you approach the derelict site by the railway. Not the nicest introduction to Trowbridge. When they redevelop the site it'll be better...
Pleasant walk through Trowbridge town on footpaths then tarmac footpath along rail line before joining canal towpath for most of the walk....
The entire canal section is part of the Outer Wheel of the Bradford on Avon Walking Wheel: https://walkbradfordonavon.org/boa-walking-wheel; photo 4 shows the green waymarker of the Outer Wheel....
A good level walk half of which is in countryside on the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath. Just one potential obstruction where a large wheelchair might struggle and a double buggy won't get through. The surface is mainly good, a bit puddly on the towpath when wet....
Carol Craft added Bratro two, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to TrowbridgeWalk this route
This is a shorter route than BraTro1 but is more of a summer route as the ground across the fields and through woods can become very wet and muddy. There is also a gentle slope near the start as you leave Bradford on Avon, then another one about 500 metres after this, followed by steps up to the canal further on. It would be unsuitable for wheelchairs because of the steps....
A great summer alternative to Bratro1 but not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies through the fields and woods as there is a tricky set of sets to climb....
Quite pleasant and flat walk mixing open fields, tracks , tarmac paths and some B roads. See survey for full details. 3 stars as average for interest...
Brian added Tromel three, a new walk from Trowbridge to MelkshamWalk this route
This route avoids public footpaths with stiles from Whaddon to Berryfields, by extending the canal towpath section to Semington, followed by quiet old A350 into Melksham, which is Wheelchair / Pushchair friendly...
A route largely the same as Tromel one, but removing the dangerous crossing of the A350. There are still issues of footpath quality between Whaddon and Berryfields...
There is a legal route alteration at ST 88712 61796 to ST 88860 61873 ( which has been well waymarked )...
Slow Ways added Bratro one, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to TrowbridgeWalk this route
Slow Ways added Trobra one, a new walk from Trowbridge to BrattonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Trodev one, a new walk from Trowbridge to DevizesWalk this route
Slow Ways added Tromel one, a new walk from Trowbridge to MelkshamWalk this route
Trowbridge’s Slow Ways starting point
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51.32020° / -2.20711°
Easting / Northing
385,663E / 157,920N
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