South Swindon Green TrailParks & Walks
- All the family
- Under 5s
- School age
Created in 2022 by South Swindon Parish Council for recreation and conservation, the South Swindon Green Trail roughly follows the boundary of the Parish. The approximately 8 mile / 13 km circular Green Trail goes via Shaftesbury Lake, Coate Water, Croft Wood, East Wichel, Rushey Platt, Cambria Bridge, the Town Centre, Fleming Way, Magic Roundabout and Marlowe Avenue.
The Green Trail explores historical transport links, local history and the natural world of South Swindon, and has been designed to be enjoyed as a complete circuit, or in sections with alternative routes suggested from each. Information boards are provided at Cambria Bridge Road and Shaftesbury Lake.
You can download and print out a map with abridged notes for each section, or read the full guide to each section on the website There are six sections relating to the development of Swindon: Canal Reservoir, Motorway, Railway, Canal, Magic Roundabout and Post-World War Two. You can start and finish your walk at any point.
Find out more here.