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Walking Maps of the Melksham areaMelksham is a town with a history around every corner - a guest at the hotel on Saturday morning was asking me a few questions, and I've put together a few of the walks that I enjoy from the hotel. To show you how much there is to see on each of these walks, I have also listed out all of the places on the first walk with web links.

If you stay at Well House Manor, we'll be delighted to give you a diagram of a suggested walk, to talk through the options, and to tell you a little about the town. Some visitors want a quiet night in, watching the TV, online, or soaking in the bath. Others like to explore the town they're in (I know I do when I'm away from home) but it's not always easy to find out from the staff ...we aim to be different better

If you want to read more of Melksham's history - here are two further links: The Town Council's one and The Tourist Information's one




View from the Bowerhill road to The SpaBrown Route - to the Kennet and Avon Canal

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Well House Manor
* Melksham Hospital
* The Spa
* Woolmore Farm
* Wellington Drive
* Bowerhill school / Back Quarter
* The (Pickled) Pilot (%)
* Locking Close
* Old Railway Track
* K & A Canal
* Seend Locks
* Seend Iron Tramway

A lock on the canal at Seend* "The Barge"
(Carry on to Sells Green (%)
return ...
* Swing Bridges
* Wilts and Berks Junction
* Semington Bridge (*)
* Semington Halt
* Berryfield
* The Waney Edge
* The New Inn
* Christmas lights in suburbia
* Wilts and Berks
* Well House Manor





Church Walk, MelkshamBlue Route - the history of Melksham Town Centre

* Well House Manor
* Wharf House
* Rope Factory
* "Walkies"
* Hardie Close
* Wilts and Berks Canal
* Clacket's Aquaduct
* Old Locks
* The Forest
* The River Avon
* Spencers / GEC Mechanical Handling
* Spencers Gate and McDonalds (*)
* The A350
* Novocast
* Melksham Station
* The old graveyard

St Michael's Church, Melksham* West Country Farmers / Asda
* Old Broughton Road and the diary
* "The Avon"
* Town Bridge
* Church Walk
* St Michaels and All Saints Church
* Canon Square
* The Roundhouse
* The Masonic Hall
* Lloyds Bank
* Town Hall
* Market Square
* The Regent
* Well House Manor





There is a variety of stiles on the pathsGreen Route - The Countryside of Melksham Without

* Well House Manor
* Melksham Hospital
* Melksham Without
* The Spa
* The Organic Fields
* Clackett's Brook
* Snarleton Lane

Wilts and Berks Canal, Bridge Bolt* The Forester's
* Blackmore Lane
* Queensway
* Green belt by the Brook
* Wilts and Berks Canal
* Strattons Walk
* Town centre
* Old Church and Procol
* The Limes
* Well House Manor





Walk in MelkshamOrange Route - The River Avon through Melksham

* Well House Manor
* Wilts and Berks Towpath
* Roman Catholic Church
* West End Hotel
* Police, Fire, Ambulance
* Greenway to Cemetry
* St Michael's Chrurchyard and Church
* Canon Square
* Post Office
* Town Centre - Butcher and Greengrocer and Cafes

Town Bridge, Melksham* Lowborne
* King's Playing Field
* Millenium bridge and walk (!)
* Riverside Club
* Riverside Garden
* Riverside Walk
* Flood Pits
* Conigre Mead Nature Reserve
(retrace part of route)
* West End pub
* Well House Manor





Roundway Hill CovertLonger walks from Melksham

- via Kennet and Avon Canal to Trowbridge (*), Bradford-on-Avon and even Bath (%)
- via Pack Horse Bridge to Holt (*)
- cross country to Broughton Gifford, Great Chalford, and Atworth (%)
- via the Wilts and Berks to Lacock (*) and Chippenham (*)
- via Snarleton Lane to Bromham and Oliver's Castle
- Across the Canal to Seend
- via Kennet and Avon Canal to Sells Green (%), Caen Hill and Devizes (%)


* - Buses back, Sundays excepted
% - Buses back, Sundays included
! - Route may be short cut to this point (walk across town / 1 km)

Hotel and Reservations
(written 2009-06-21, updated 2009-06-22)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
G997 - Well House Consultants - Newsletter Lead Articles
  [3202] Telling you something about us in just one line - (2011-03-15)
  [2743] Public Open Source Training Courses running this summer and autumn in Melksham - (2010-04-27)
  [2538] Open Source Training Centre and Courses for 2010 - (2009-12-16)
  [2425] Weekend and Christmas Promotion - Well House Manor Hotel, Melksham - (2009-09-26)
  [2370] C++, Python, and other training - do we use an IDE - (2009-08-21)
  [2119] Make your business a DESTINATION business - (2009-04-05)
  [2052] How was my web site compromised? - (2009-02-24)
  [1912] Book now for 2009 - (2008-11-29)
  [1819] Calling base class constructors - (2008-10-03)
  [1754] Upgrade from PHP 4 to PHP 5 - the TRY issue - (2008-08-15)
  [1663] Python in an afternoon - a lecture for experienced programmers - (2008-06-01)
  [1600] Cambidge - Tcl, Expect and Perl courses - (2008-04-04)
  [1545] Letting new visitors know we provide training courses - (2008-02-19)
  [1488] New trainee laptop fleet for our Open Source courses - (2007-12-30)
  [1386] New software product for warmblooded programmers - (2007-10-10)
  [1318] Well House Manor - feature comparison against the old place! - (2007-08-24)
  [1224] Object Relation Mapping (ORM) - (2007-06-09)
  [1136] Buffering output - why it is done and issues raised in Tcl, Perl, Python and PHP - (2007-04-06)
  [1065] Graham Ellis - an Introduction - (2007-02-05)
  [1000] One Thousand Posts and still going strong - (2006-12-18)

M150 - For users of Well House Manor.
  [3976] Easy pricing, quick and easy checkout - (2013-01-15)
  [3552] Melksham Training Centre and Hotel internet speed - how does it compare? - (2011-12-14)
  [3544] Looking for hotel rooms in Melksham over Christmas? We still have some availability - (2011-12-08)
  [2962] Well House Manor - the history of the hotel - (2010-09-20)
  [2660] One number for Well House - 01225 708225 - (2010-03-04)
  [2590] A healthy, local breakfast in Melksham - (2010-01-19)
  [2307] Breakfast in Mexico - (2009-07-27)
  [1290] Badges, Breakfasts and Trigger - (2007-08-04)
  [582] DWIM and AWWO - (2006-01-30)

M160 - Well House Manor - Environmental
  [3863] Five new fans at Well House Manor - (2012-09-17)
  [3134] Melksham Weather - Warm and windy becoming colder and calmer - (2011-01-15)
  [2794] The Farming Industry pictured around Melksham - (2010-06-04)
  [2762] Well House - Mission and Policy summaries - (2010-05-13)
  [2730] Bird Watching on the Melksham Avon - (2010-04-18)
  [2707] A walk on the Kennet and Avon - (2010-04-04)
  [1800] Spiders Web - (2008-09-17)
  [1499] Climate change, renewable resources and paper v plastic - (2008-01-09)
  [1276] On flooding in Wiltshire and elsewhere in the West of England - (2007-07-25)

M201 - Well House Manor - Around Melksham, Wiltshire
  [4169] Around and about - Melksham - (2013-09-08)
  [4151] Tell me a bit about Melksham - (2013-08-10)
  [4145] After the storm - (2013-07-29)
  [4141] My pictures of Melksham Carnival, 13th July 2013 - (2013-07-14)
  [4119] Melksham - Flower Town - (2013-06-20)
  [4084] New Pictures - Melksham Pack Horse Bridge - (2013-05-12)
  [3962] Melksham welcomes visitors - new blue plaque trail and more - (2012-12-27)
  [3960] Picture - between Lacock and Melksham - (2012-12-21)
  [3949] Melksham Spa from Woolmore Farm - (2012-12-09)
  [3944] Melksham Christmas Lights, 2012 - (2012-12-05)
  [3897] Autumn scenes from Melksham - (2012-10-16)
  [3869] How have Melksham shops changed in 60 years? - (2012-09-24)
  [3864] Guest Guide for Well House Manor and Melksham - (2012-09-18)
  [3837] Evening behind Melksham Spa - (2012-08-12)
  [3822] Town Clean - Melksham - (2012-07-29)
  [3771] Fine evening, country walk from Melksham - pictures - (2012-06-21)
  [3744] Short Web Addresses for Melksham - (2012-05-30)
  [3735] A walk around Melksham this morning. Can you place all of these? - (2012-05-17)
  [3720] Melksham ATC - freedom of the town - (2012-05-05)
  [3712] Some unpublished and historic pictures - Museum of Melksham - (2012-04-28)
  [3704] The Bowerhill Villager - a newsletter for Bowerhill, Melksham - (2012-04-22)
  [3703] A Museum for Melksham History. Open from 12th May 2012. - (2012-04-21)
  [3697] Events in Melksham - read all about them, and tell us about yours - (2012-04-15)
  [3692] Deeper than Art - An exhibition of the tattoo Canvas - Melksham - (2012-04-10)
  [3659] Welcome to Melksham - our new communities - (2012-03-18)
  [3657] Basham Festival, Melksham, early August 2012 - a welcome - (2012-03-16)
  [3656] TrainWest 2012 - 14th and 15th April, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2012-03-16)
  [3647] Along the brook - East Melksham to Melksham - (2012-03-10)
  [3646] Exploring Melksham with a film maker - (2012-03-09)
  [3644] The way of the Prioress - Melksham history pictured today - (2012-03-09)
  [3605] Snow comes to Melksham, Wiltshire - pictures - (2012-02-10)
  [3569] Images of the new year in Melksham - (2012-01-05)
  [3543] Some different pictures from Melksham - (2011-12-07)
  [3526] Melksham has a Heart - Montage picture for sale - (2011-11-20)
  [3525] Melksham has a heart - come and see the pictures. Sunday, 11 to 3, Assembly Hall - (2011-11-18)
  [3520] Quintessentially English - scenes from our Wiltshire town - (2011-11-14)
  [3507] Melksham Forward - meeting summary and pictures - (2011-11-04)
  [3502] Sunday Evening ... newest and oldest Melksham pictures - (2011-10-30)
  [3499] Images of Melksham - (2011-10-29)
  [3470] Currently pictured in Melksham - (2011-10-09)
  [3389] Plenty to do in Melksham - (2011-08-13)
  [3337] Home Grown Pigs, near Melksham Station - (2011-06-26)
  [3305] Getting away from the madding crowd - an intercontinental journey - (2011-05-27)
  [3266] Easter on the Canal - near Melksham, Wiltshire - (2011-04-26)
  [3258] Morning in Melksham - (2011-04-23)
  [3248] What have these pictures in common? - (2011-04-16)
  [3232] Around and about Melksham in more pictures - (2011-04-05)
  [3227] Her favourite store - (2011-04-02)
  [3209] Seeing Electricity Pylons near Melksham - (2011-03-21)
  [3050] Views of Melksham - November 2010 - (2010-11-13)
  [3023] Autumn walk from Bowerhill - (2010-10-31)
  [2950] Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, turns first sod in Melksham Link Canal - (2010-09-09)
  [2854] Melksham Food and Drink Fair and Town Crier Competition - (2010-07-04)
  [2829] Dauncey Gardens, Melksham - (2010-06-27)
  [2739] Melksham Scouts - (2010-04-25)
  [2716] Melksham in Pictures - (2010-04-10)
  [2708] The bull on the footpath - (2010-04-04)
  [2691] New brochures for the Melksham area - (2010-03-24)
  [2665] Early Spring walk in Melksham - (2010-03-07)
  [2588] Freddies Wood and the K and A Canal - (2010-01-17)
  [2585] Consultation in Melksham, on Melkshams future - (2010-01-17)
  [2528] Melksham Christmas Lights - (2009-12-05)
  [2497] Brown horses in Melksham - (2009-11-08)
  [2480] Pantomimes around Melksham - 2009/2010 season - (2009-10-28)
  [2349] Businesses effected by road works in Melksham - (2009-08-11)
  [2329] Great to be in Melksham - (2009-08-08)
  [2297] Standing on the corner, Melksham Carnival - (2009-07-19)
  [2262] History is not always pretty - (2009-06-30)
  [2175] Melksham in pictures - (2009-05-11)
  [2168] In honour of the photograph, I present ... a walk from Reybridge to Lacock - (2009-05-10)
  [2142] Riverside Development - (2009-04-26)
  [2066] Melksham Industrial - (2009-03-04)
  [2064] East of Melksham Countryside - (2009-03-02)
  [2043] Confidence, Customer Service and Tourism in Melksham - (2009-02-15)
  [2008] The Month Ahead - What is happening in Melksham - (2009-01-25)
  [1986] Walk to Bowerhill - (2009-01-10)
  [1977] Going round the block - (2009-01-04)
  [1928] Melksham Oak Community School, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2008-12-07)
  [1451] More PHP sample and demonstration programs - (2007-12-01)
  [1436] A little touring help during a business trip to England - (2007-11-18)
  [1368] Getting the local voice heard - (2007-09-26)
  [1360] Asda in Melksham - Welcome or not? - (2007-09-21)
  [1343] Melksham Laundrette - (2007-09-09)
  [1341] Moving to Melksham? Househunting map. - (2007-09-09)
  [1330] While waiting for Melksham Post Office - (2007-09-02)
  [1271] Till the cows come home - (2007-07-19)
  [1266] Party in the Park - (2007-07-14)
  [1206] Where and When - can you place the picture? - (2007-05-27)
  [1177] Sorting out for a site map - (2007-05-05)
  [1137] Wiltshire Circles - (2007-04-07)
  [1117] Newport Male Voice Choir - (2007-03-24)
  [977] Melksham and Norwich - (2006-12-10)
  [957] Improving the historic town of Melksham - (2006-11-30)
  [929] Presenting Melksham - for a weekend away in Wiltshire - (2006-11-17)
  [879] Tuesday night is party night - (2006-09-26)
  [866] A lazy programmer is a good programmer - (2006-09-15)
  [847] Image maps for navigation - a straightforward example - (2006-08-28)
  [830] Butterflies in a Wiltshire garden - (2006-08-12)
  [811] Melksham in Bloom - (2006-07-22)
  [805] Melksham Carnival Parade - (2006-07-16)
  [676] Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-04-08)
  [437] Outside of the box - (2005-09-06)

Z531 - Cycling and Walking
  [4022] A request for all of Melksham transport groups to work integrated - (2013-03-01)
  [3938] A long overdue meeting - a steeping stone towards coordinate transport user inputs - (2012-12-02)
  [3904] Want to help us improve transport in Wiltshire? Here is how! - (2012-10-26)
  [3689] Can I cycle or ride my mobility scooter on the pavement? - (2012-04-07)
  [3580] Melksham Area - buses, trains, cycles, and roads. Meeting, 17.1.2012 - (2012-01-15)
  [3579] Transport in Cambridgeshire - seen by an outside observer. What can Wiltshire learn? - (2012-01-15)
  [3376] Kennet and Avon - Walk from Bedwyn to Pewsey. TransWilts day out. - (2011-08-01)
  [3231] Footpath, Bridleway, Byway, Road used as Public Path - (2011-04-04)
  [3228] What can you take on a public footpath? Pram? Wheelbarrow? Dog? Shopping Trolley? Horse? Cycle? - (2011-04-03)
  [3216] Images of a Spring Walk - (2011-03-27)
  [2958] What do these road markings mean? Could Confusion Kill? - (2010-09-17)
  [2858] The healthy option - away from the private car - (2010-07-07)
  [2709] Old trackways and routes near Melksham - (2010-04-05)
  [2704] A walk within without - Melksham Without - (2010-04-02)
  [2666] Random thoughts on Melksham Town Planning and development - (2010-03-08)
  [2490] Friendly Hotel in Melksham, near Bath - (2009-11-02)
  [1802] Motorcycles welcome at Well House Manor - (2008-09-19)
  [1640] Walking on The Wiltshire Downs - (2008-05-12)


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