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Chippenham Ramble (6 Miles - Easy)

A light refreshing walk centred around Chippenham.

After completing the pre walk (reccy) I have some details of the proposed walk.

We start at the Chippenham Bath Road car park (free on Sundays), then proceed along to Monkton Park then along to Sadlers Mead and the old Chippenham to Calne railway line which we get on the old formation. There is a chance to go on the black dog bridge viewing platform briefly, before we head up to New Leaze Farm and points north east to Tytherton Lucas, venturing further north to Kellaways and the famous Maud Heath Causeway and it's monument. We then venture along the pavement to cross the railway line near Peckingell on one of the bridges constructed to remove a former level crossing at this point, circa 1976 when the original high speed trains started running.

We follow the track to Langley Burrell, with an optional stop at the Langley Tap (Pub), then onwards through the village, and minor paths to cross the B4069. We then venture onwards to Birds Marsh for a circuit around the woods and surrounding fields before heading back on ourselves, to the track at Barrow Farm, then on to Hill Corner Road, crossing the B4069 again and into Cocklebury Lane, across the railway, and back into Chippenham.

There are one or two boggy bits and a number of stiles. No livestock to speak off, and no hills. Very easy going.

This walk is actually a walk run by the Wiltshire Wanderer's Ramblers Group, and is shared with the Wiltshire Social Group. Will be contacting the Wiltshire Times/Gazette & Herald and notifying BBC Wiltshire Sound to drum up support.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    a lovely walk that I would definitely do again later in the year, to see the route in summer too. Met some lovely people, interesting chats and definitely enjoyed the scenery and exercise. I would have liked to have got back a little earlier though, closer to the estimated time given on Meetup, as I had made family plans for the afternoon that were disrupted. Thanks for a good first experience of of Wiltshire Wanderers.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, not able to attend now tomorrow, hopefully make the next local one.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in this one looks like it could be for me :)

    January 6, 2013

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