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Lydiard Park

LOCALITY: Swindon, Wiltshire
DISTANCE: 1.5 miles (2.41 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, Toilets, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
OS MAP: Cirencester & Swindon

Walk description:

The park is situated on the south-west side of Swindon with easy access by public transport. From the M4 take exit 16 and follow the route to Swindon. Take the first left at the first roundabout and left again at the following roundabout. Follow Hook Street for one mile and the entrance to Lydiard Park will be on your right-hand side. For Sat Nav users SN5 3PA. There are also plenty of brown tourist signs for you to follow.

Steeped in history, this 260-acre park provides different activities and settings for all to enjoy.

The park would pose no access issues to those with an all terrain pushchair. Wheelchair users may find it more challenging in places. A route has not been suggested for the park and we would recommend simply exploring. Information boards can be found by the cafe.

The park is very well kept and a lovely place to walk around. The area by Lydiard House has plenty of benches to stop and rest and this becomes a real sun trap on hot days.

There is a mixture of terrain - tarmac by the cafe and toilets, gravel in the parking areas and grass/woodland throughout the rest of the park.

Additional notes:

The grounds of Lydiard Park are open every day until dusk. Car parking and entry to grounds is free

There is a fantastic play area for the children which is free to use. There are also plenty of open grass areas for games such as football.

In the summer months you can also use the Bar B Que facilities. Dogs are more than welcome and this allows for a complete family day out.

The cafe offers a range of reasonably priced foods and ice-creams for those hot summer days.

To keep young children entertained you can also spot various types of wildlife - generally you will see squirrels and birds throughout the park.

The toilets can be found next to the cafe and are basic but clean.

For more information please refer to http://www.lydiardpark.org.uk/.

14/04/2008 | Walk posted by Admin Team

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Well worth a visit

24/03/2009 | Reviewed by Marie Houlden

We had a great afternoon out here. We used an all terrain buggy and had no trouble at all. Our dog also
enjoyed the park. The adventure playground was an added bonus - our daughter was able to play while we had a
cup of tea. We went on a Sunday and it was very busy, so don't expect a quiet walk away from others!