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Trowbridge

Wiltshire


Slow Ways linking Trowbridge and Bradford-On-Avon, Bratton, Devizes, Frome, Melksham, Westbury

England / Wiltshire / Trowbridge

Trowbridge’s six Slow Ways are 67% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Bradford-On-Avon—Trowbridge
Bratro one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 44m Descent 52m
Bradford-On-Avon—Trowbridge
Bratro two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 111m Descent 100m
Frome—Trowbridge
Frotro one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 145m Descent 171m
Frome—Trowbridge
Frotro two

Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 136m Descent 167m
Trowbridge—Bratton
Trobra one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 101m Descent 42m
Trowbridge—Devizes
Trodev one Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 178m Descent 91m
Trowbridge—Devizes
Trodev two Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 170m Descent 85m
Trowbridge—Melksham
Tromel one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 36m Descent 39m
Trowbridge—Melksham
Tromel three Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 25m Descent 27m
Trowbridge—Westbury
Trowes one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 47m Descent 76m

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Collective progress

80% of Trowbridge’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

10/10

reviewed

9/10

surveyed

3/10

verified

12 people have contributed to Trowbridge’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

10 people have surveyed a route in Trowbridge

119km out of 119km have been walked and reviewed

235km of reviews have been shared in Trowbridge

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This route was quite scenic and lovely in many places, with a nice mix of mostly fields, tracks, trails and small lanes. It crosses a number of fields, plowed and not, where the footpath hasn’t been cleared or cut, resulting in quite high grass in places, and very clumpy soil in others....

E Hooper

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This route was very easy to follow and apart from one bridge over the canal completely flat and concrete and navigable on wheels. The scenery was very pretty for most of the route as it is alongside the Kennet and Avon canal, although the day we did it it was tipping down with rain so we didn't linger anywhere....

Anna

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A lovely and easily navigable walk, paralleling the canal for the majority of it which was lovely and gave us plenty to look at and talk about. Good distance, made even better by the train making the walk accessible and fun. Definitely recommend....

Izzy Plummer

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An easy to navigate route along the railway path and canal tow path. Easy to walk due to the train and buses running between the two towns. Good surface in bad weather....

Stephanie Wetherell

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After leaving Frome there were no real problems until we walked out of Beckington and found that two fields ST80797 52316 the footpath was planted with maize which was 5ft high necessitated walking around the narrow overgrown perimeter of the fields.Further on the path again disappeared under more maize, ST 81848 53644 heading for Monkley Lane, again having to walk around the overgrown perimeter. Our next problem occurred at Hoopers Farm, ST 82968 54551, where the fp signs were non existent and the path route has been fenced off into separate paddocks for horses. We eventually reached Trowbridge without further problems....

Pete

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It cuts out the difficult section from Oldford to Beckington, in favour of a quiet lane, and a longer section of the Macmillan Way...

Brian

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Frome—Trowbridge

Brian added Frotro two, a new walk from Frome to Trowbridge

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The roads are generally quiet, but two roads ( a ) just leaving Poulshot [ busy ], ( b ) Worton to Seend road [ v busy ] These are generally straight, have adjacent verges and total 0.30 mi. ( b ) You can avoid fields with cows, and 5 stiles by taking quiet road and Towmead Byway between ST 922 579 and ST 932 581......it adds 0.11 mi overall...

Brian

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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....

panifex

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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....

panifex

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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....

Brian

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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....

JohnMyerson

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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....

Brian

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Trowbridge—Devizes

Brian added Trodev two, a new walk from Trowbridge to Devizes

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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....

Brian

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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....

Brian

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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...

Brian

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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...

Brian

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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...

Jeremy Wire

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Pleasant walk through Trowbridge town on footpaths then tarmac footpath along rail line before joining canal towpath for most of the walk....

Iang299

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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....

Richard Craft

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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

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Bradford-On-Avon—Trowbridge

Carol Craft added Bratro two, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to Trowbridge

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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....

Carol Craft

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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....

Richard Craft

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Trowbridge

Iang299 surveyed Trowbridge

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Trowbridge

Iang299 surveyed Trowbridge

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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...

Iang299

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Trowbridge

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Trowbridge—Melksham

Brian added Tromel three, a new walk from Trowbridge to Melksham

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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...

Brian

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There is a legal route alteration at ST 88712 61796 to ST 88860 61873 ( which has been well waymarked )...

Brian

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Bradford-On-Avon—Trowbridge

Slow Ways added Bratro one, a new walk from Bradford-On-Avon to Trowbridge

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Frome—Trowbridge

Slow Ways added Frotro one, a new walk from Frome to Trowbridge

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Trowbridge—Bratton

Slow Ways added Trobra one, a new walk from Trowbridge to Bratton

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Trowbridge—Devizes

Slow Ways added Trodev one, a new walk from Trowbridge to Devizes

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Trowbridge—Melksham

Slow Ways added Tromel one, a new walk from Trowbridge to Melksham

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Trowbridge—Westbury

Slow Ways added Trowes one, a new walk from Trowbridge to Westbury

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Trowbridge’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST8566357920

Lat / Lon

51.32020° / -2.20711°

Easting / Northing

385,663E / 157,920N

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Facilities

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