Chippenham to Lacock Walk
A walk from Chippenham, through the countryside to the lovely Lacock Abbey and Village. It's about a 3 mile walk on fairly flat paths with views of the River Avon and some pretty countryside to enjoy along the way.
Start the walk on the river, just to the south of the train station. Footpaths then head south to Rowden Manor, Cuckoo Bush Farm and Reybridge before arriving at Lacock. Visit the abbey grounds and you can follow delightful footpaths to a woodland garden, rose garden, the apple orchard and then along the Bide Brook stream.
Lacock Village also has picturesque streets and historic buildings which have retained their charm through the years. There's quaint cottages, the old workhouse, the village tithe barn, the old lock-up and the church.
The North Wiltshire Rivers Route runs past the village so is a good option if you would like to continue your walk. You could follow the route back to Chippenham on alterative paths to create a circular walk. It will take you back to the town via Notton and the western side of the town.
Chippenham to Lacock Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Chippenham to Lacock Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Chippenham to Lacock Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Chippenham to Lacock Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Chippenham to Lacock Walk Pubs/Cafes
After your exercise head to the George Inn in Lacock Village. Established in 1361 the inn has an amazing history and is famous for its medieval open fire place with a dog wheel. You can find it on West Street at postcode SN15 2LH.