Semington round walk - canal & river

Walk along reasonable flat paths by canal and river.

Technical sheet
No. 4367906
A Melksham Without walk posted on 27/11/20 by Genwilts. Update : 30/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 6.13mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 30ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 30ft
Highest point Highest point : 138ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 98ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Melksham Without
Starting point Starting point : N 51.348931° / W 2.14533°
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Park along the road just beyond the railway bridge in Semington.

(D/A) Access the canal footpath at the bridge and walk west along the canal, there are many things to see - wildlife, canal boats and the occasional air ambulance! Walk along the canal until you reach the road bridge at Staverton.

(1) Then, access the road and walk north along the road through the village - there is pavement along this stretch.

(2) Once over the railway, watch for the footpath that takes you back to the east, it’s after the pub, on the opposite side of the road and takes you past the cereal manufacturing plant and alongside to railway to the river.

(3) Follow the footpath along the river - there is a handy green area or 2 with benches for picnics if desired.

(4) Follow the footpath across the field to farm at Whaddon and then along a short stretch of concrete road, past the church before heading south to rejoin the canal and head back to the car at Semington. Last stretch is overgrown and it is possible to head directly south across the fields a little earlier to avoid this if desired.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 128ft - Semington
1 : mi 2.56 - alt. 135ft - Marsh Road
2 : mi 3.09 - alt. 125ft - Footpath
3 : mi 3.45 - alt. 105ft - River Avon
4 : mi 4.55 - alt. 102ft - Whaddon
D/A : mi 6.13 - alt. 128ft - Semington

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5

on Mon 19 Apr 2021 09:38:50 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 19/04/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Had a lovely time doing this level walk. It was sunny and peaceful and we enjoyed a wonderful close up encounter with a grey heron.

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