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Walking in Chiseldon Parish
The Parish offers fantastic walking opportunities for all levels of fitness. The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a peaceful and beautiful landscape comprising chalk streams, mature woods, open downland and gently undulating hills.
Walkers can obtain well-earned refreshments at a number of hotels and pubs in the area, and some excellent accommodation means the Parish can serve as base camp for exploring this tranquil English landscape.
Liddington Castle circular walk
Starting just outside Chiseldon village, this 8.5 mile walk traverses remote and stunning downland, shares a section of the Ridgeway long distance path and visits Liddington Castle – an iron age fort.
View or download a pdf of the walk at national trail.co.uk
Chiseldon Timberland trail
For families or those seeking something less demanding than the Liddington Castle walk, the old railway line can be followed from Chiseldon to the beautiful Coate Water Country park near Swindon. Running through field and woodland, this is a great walk for spotting birdlife, wildflowers and deer.
Further details of the walk at naturalengland.co.uk
Chiseldon public rights of way map
Chiseldon public rights of way map PDF
Cycling in Chiseldon Parish
The old railway line that once served the area is not only suitable for walkers, but also makes an excellent easy cycling route from the Coates Water Park to Chiselden.
Cyclists can then pick up the route to Marlborough. On the way, it passes through the attractive villages of Ogbourne St Andrew and Ogbourne St George, crosses the river Kennet and heads into the historic town of Marlborough. This is a pleasant 9 mile ride suitable for families.
From Marlborough there are additional Sustrans routes for cyclists wanting to ride further afield.
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To find more information about Malborough see the Visit Wiltshire website or for more information about what you can do in Swindon see the Visit Swindon website. You can find more information at swindon.gov.uk/parks.
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