GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

South Swindon Green Trail

9 miles (14 km)

This circular walk around Swindon follows the boundary of the parish, visiting several local scenic highlights on the way.
The complete trail is designed for walkers but there are sections that are suitable for cycling as well.
The route runs for just over 8 miles and passes Shaftesbury Lake, Coate Water, Croft Wood, East Wichel, Rushey Platt, Cambria Bridge, the Town Centre, Fleming Way, Magic Roundabout and Marlowe Avenue.
Route highlights include the lovely Coate Water Country Park where there are pleasant, waterside walking and cycling trails.
You can continue your walking in the town along the Wilts and Berks Canal on the Swindon Canal Circular Walk.

South Swindon Green Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

South Swindon Green Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south you can pick up the Wroughton Timberland Trail and explore the woodland and countryside around the neighbouring village Wroughton.

Photos

Shaftesbury Avenue Lake, Swindon - geograph.org.uk - 306738

Shaftesbury Avenue Lake, Swindon

View from Coate Water, Swindon - geograph.org.uk - 320006

View from Coate Water, Swindon

Approaching the pond, Croft Wood, Swindon - geograph.org.uk - 2018366

Approaching the pond, Croft Wood, Swindon

Footpath, Coate Water country park, Swindon - geograph.org.uk - 759722

Footpath, Coate Water country park, Swindon

Cricket Pavilion (2), Croft Wood, Swindon - geograph.org.uk - 2040553

Cricket Pavilion (2), Croft Wood, Swindon

Swindon, The Magic Roundabout - geograph.org.uk - 604481

Magic Roundabout, Swindon. The Roundabout is actually five mini-roundabouts in a circle, meaning that the actual roundabout is not one-way. As can be seen from the sign in this picture604478, one can travel in either direction as each of the five 'arms' of the roundabout is effectively a road in its own right. The chevrons in the middle thus correctly point anticlockwise. The junction used to be called County Island, but I guess Magic Roundabout was a nickname that stuck! In the background is the County Ground, the home of Swindon Town Football Club.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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