Family Walks in Swindon

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We are so fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, with lots of wonderful walks and spaces to explore nearby.

Below we've started to round up some local family-friendly walks, for you and your family to explore.

To browse over 15 parks, walks and play areas around Swindon, visit the home page and click the Parks and Walks button.


Family walks in and around Swindon

Peatmoor Lake

At Peatmoor Lake there is a looped trail around the lake that is suitable for pushchairs and walkers of all ages. However there are some smaller pathways away from the trail and a lovely copse that are not suitable for pushchairs.

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Coate Water Country Park

Coate Water Country Park is a haven for wildlife. The woods are home to many birds and the lake is a nesting place for many waterfowl. There are several walking routes around the park, many of them are level which means they are suitable for pushchairs.

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Shaw Forest Park

Shaw Forest Park has woodlands, meadows & other habitats, plus bird & wildlife viewing. Dogs are welcome so it's the perfect place for a family stroll with your furry friends too!

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Hagbourne Copse

Hagbourne Copse is a small but beautiful copse that is approximately an hour walk. No amenities, just beautiful pathways through the trees and if you go at the right time there are lots of bluebells too!

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Canal Walk

The Canal Walk is a fantastic buggy friendly walk with lots of benches so you can stop and admire the beautiful views. This 5 miles circular walk visits the Wilts and Berks Canal, the Old Town Railway Path, Lawns Park and Queen's Park and offers nice views of the surrounding countryside.

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We hope you have lots of fun exploring these family walks around Swindon. Please get in touch with your favourite walks and browse Swindon Rocks any time for ideas of things to do with the kids in and around Swindon, searchable by day, age, cost and distance.