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Coate Water Country Park

LOCALITY: Swindon, Wiltshire
DISTANCE: 3 miles (4.83 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, There & back, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, T
oilets, Pub, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: Cirencester & Swindon

Walk description:

From the M4 Junction 15, turn left at the first large roundabout onto the A4257 (follow the signposts to Swindon town centre).

The Coate Water's entrance is situated and signposted on the next major roundabout, very shortly after the Sun Inn. For Sat Nav users the post code is SN3 6AA

There are several walks in and around the park, many of which are level surfaced, making them suitable for buggies and wheelchair users.

The most popular route is around the lake. This is 1.75 miles (2.8km) long and takes about 45 minutes at a gentle pace. For longer walks out of the park there are routes to Hodson, Chiseldon and Barbury Castle.


Additional notes:

From Swindon town centre, there are several bus services that stop directly outside the entrance to the park.

Parking is free and there are many spaces.

There are plenty of places to stop and have a picnic. There is a children's play area and a train in the summer months. Many people will take the family dog for a afternoon walk here.

Part of some of the trails are made up of compact mud pathways, which when wet can be muddy.

The park is well worth a visit, and there is a lot of wildlife to be seen.

At the park is a cycle hire centre, paddling pool, crazy golf course and a cafe. For further information you can ring the Ranger Centre on 01793 490150, activity Centre on 01793 522837 or the Paddling pool on 01793 610507

For more information on this park, please visit www.swindon.gov.uk/leisure-parkscoatewater


20/08/2008 | Walk posted by cathy nettley

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Lovely little walk!

25/02/2008 | Reviewed by Marie Houlden

This is very easy to find and the walk is very enjoyable. Lots of things to look at for children in the buggy
or older children who are walking along. We tried the walk around the lake and this was on varied terrain and
the 3 wheeler coped easily.. worth a visit.