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New Pictures - Melksham Pack Horse Bridge

Beautiful Spring Weekend. Yesterday, Gypsy and I walked the fields near Melksham down to the Pack Horse Bridge over the River Avon.

The bridge used to be part of a major driving route, but these days it's become just a public footpath - off the Melksham to Holt road, across fields and over the railway line (take care at the unprotected crossing and over other fields down to the the water meadows.


 
Pack Horse Bridge, Melksham

 
Pack Horse Bridge, river Avon, below Melksham

 
Crossing the river


Beyond the river, if you take a right turn you'll walk beside the river for a while, then uphill to the little hamlet of Whaddon from where you can walk down Whaddon lane to the outskirts of Trowbridge at Hilperton. And there's a lovely circular walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Semington, then over fields and back to the Pack Horse Bridge. Scarcely a busy road - just one quiet lane, through beautiful countryside. If you're staying with us at Well House Manor, please ask for directions.

(written 2013-05-12, updated 2013-05-18)

 
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