Chippenham to Calne Railway Path
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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Chippenham to Calne Railway Path Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of Chippenham you could visit the neighbouring village of Biddestone. The settlement is very quaint with a village pond, attractive cottages and views of the Bybrook River which meanders through the area. Near here is the worthy village of Box. The village includes more nice trails along the brook and the famous Box railway tunnel created by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the early 19th century.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Wiltshire Walks and North Wessex Downs Walks pages.