GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chippenham to Calne Railway Path

6 miles (10 km)

This is a nice easy cycle or walk along the disused railway path from Chippenham to Calne. It follows National Cycle route 403 and includes lovely riverside runs along the River Avon and the River Marden. The route is almost entirely traffic free so is an ideal option for a family cycle ride or easy walk.
At the end of the trail near Calne, where recommend taking a small detour south of the route to visit the splendid Bowood House. The fine Georgian House is surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens.

Chippenham to Calne Railway Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chippenham to Calne Railway Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Old Bridge on the Chippenham to Calne railway - geograph.org.uk - 46631

Old Bridge on the Chippenham to Calne railway

Black Dog Halt, near Calne, Wilts - geograph.org.uk - 40305

Black Dog Halt, near Calne, Wilts. Black Dog Halt was on the railway branch line between Chippenham and Calne in Wiltshire. The halt was built in 1873 to serve nearby Bowood House; it only became a public station in 1952 and closed with the rest of the line in 1965. The line is now a cycle path, part of the National Cycle Network route 4 from London to the West. The railings are by artist Laura Lian.

Bridge over the River Avon, Chippenham - geograph.org.uk - 44056

Bridge over the River Avon, Chippenham. When the Chippenham to Calne branch railway was closed, the bridge which carried the line over the River Avon was demolished for scrap. Most of the line has now been converted into a cycle path, so this fine new bridge has been provided to replace the lost bridge.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Chippenham to Calne Railway Path.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)