Chippenham Circular walk

A gentle west country circular walk


This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Date Option Post # Weather
Sat, 27-May-23 Chippenham Circular 2 Warm sunshine
Sat, 27-May-23 : Chippenham Circular 2
Map walk - Chippenham Circular
Length: 17.9 km (11.1 miles). Toughness: 2/10
Catch the 10:00 train from London Paddington to Chippenham, arrives 11:06.
Return trains: xx:26, xx:56, 20:26, 21:28, 22:27 23:08.
As the walk starts after 11am, the recommend lunch is at one of the pubs in Lacock 6km into the walk (which will add an additional 2km to the overall walk).
Note: The SE Network railcard does not cover this journey. An issue given that the off-peak return rail fare is ~£63. Advanced bookings are no great deal, so for flexibility for the return journey then it is probably best to purchase your ticket on the day. (With a railcard covering the whole of the UK, the cost of an off peak return will be just over £40.)

A more seasoned walk poster advises: For the West Country splitting the tickets is a way of making these trips cheaper. So on this walk you could split the ticket at Swindon Didcot (limit of Network Railcard). According to, it would be £42.15 (saving over £20). With a Senior Railcard for both legs it would be £34.90, still worth doing.

A fairly easy walk with moderate climbs.
This is a map based walk, so there are only basic directions included, with more detail in certain sections where it is not so obvious.
  • 26-May-23

    Intend going.

  • 01-Jun-23

    2 on this peaceful walk. Warm sunshine all day with a leisurely lunch at The George Inn, Lacock.