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Relaxing canalside walk - though currently drained for upgrades

Walking along the canal path near Waitrose, i was stunned to find the canal completely drained due... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
923Dan
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Scenic walk

It’s a lovely walk along the canal, definitely great for nature lovers! Plenty of birds and mammals... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
European-Bookworm
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We took the 45 minute round canal trip on 'The Dragonfly' Wednesday morning. The boat left from the landing stage next to Waitrose in Wichelstow so a good place for coffee and cake afterwards! The canal boat can hold 12 people - there were 5 on the trip we took, other trips during the day were all fully booked. The two crew members were volunteers and were very helpful and informative about the boat and the canal restoration. Lovely wildlife - a heron followed the boat and it was amazing to see it up close. Duck food was available to feed ducks (50p) and children enjoyed this.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank C P
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Waitrose is near the new part of the canal. Lovely sunsets occur there and the canal boat runs trips there. Children would enjoy the boat. Sunday's is a good day. The canal brings water to the much needed expansion of Swindon reuvinating the town. Waitrose is a supporting party in all that was built. The shop offers a cafe for refreshments and the seating is along side the canal where the Heron visits. Go see.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The canal is been rebuilt by a local trust. the walk is the route of the old canel. if you start off at wailtrose shop you can book a ride on the canel boat dragonfly. if you like walking the route take you from wailtrose shop into the swindon town centre up to fleming way and to the magic roundabout and just before the bus stop after the magic roundabout on fleming way it turn off and head off toward greenbridge.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank mrhalpin
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We went on this on a sunny Saturday afternoon, and it was delightful.
Our son who is 7, throughly enjoyed it, he loved looking out for the wildlife as we went along. Was nice just to be sat listening to the guide tell you about the canal and bridges. Well worth the £5 per person and £2 for children.
Would recommend to anyone

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mrsj197
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Another nice place in Wiltshire if you want somewhere to wander round on an afternoon or evening. Fairly quiet during our visit in March

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank themforya
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