Geo-Trips :: Across Wiltshire

Swindon

A drive from Newbury, Sun, 9 Sep 2018 by David Howard

Deciding to go and get a large pre-Worboys direction sign it also covered a large green patch I hadn't covered before. It is incredibly easy to get lost in Swindon, once I got the sign which I'd made clear directions for navigating around with only a national scale map was virtually impossible. As a result I went round in a number of circles and discovered the majority of Swindon was council estates although I hadn't got into the western side. By the time I got close to Hungerford it was dark but as I had covered most of the A4 back I didn't miss anything there.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SU1783 : Cranmore Avenue, Swindon by David Howard
Cranmore Avenue, Swindon
From the corner of Keswick Road

SU1783 : Shaftesbury Avenue, Swindon by David Howard
Shaftesbury Avenue, Swindon

SU1783 : Carstairs Avenue, Swindon by David Howard
Carstairs Avenue, Swindon
At the junction of Cranmore Avenue

SU1786 : Topps Tiles, Stratton St Margaret by David Howard
Topps Tiles, Stratton St Margaret

SU1688 : Beechcroft Road, Kingsdown by David Howard
Beechcroft Road, Kingsdown

SU1688 : Car Park on Ermin Street, Kingsdown by David Howard
Car Park on Ermin Street, Kingsdown
Ermin Street is a Roman Road, and still in use from the beginning in Newbury,... more

SU1787 : Handy Garden Machinery, Stratton St Margaret by David Howard
Handy Garden Machinery, Stratton St Margaret

SU1886 : Flyovers above the White Hart roundabout, Stratton St Margaret by David Howard
Flyovers above the White Hart roundabout, Stratton St Margaret

SU1583 : Joiner Lane at the junction of Devizes Road by David Howard
Joiner Lane at the junction of Devizes Road

SU1584 : Trinity Hall, Swindon by David Howard
Trinity Hall, Swindon

SU1584 : Halford's on Fleming Way, Swindon by David Howard
Halford's on Fleming Way, Swindon

SU1882 : Marlborough Road, Swindon by David Howard
Marlborough Road, Swindon

SU2180 : Purley Road looking towards The Ridgeway by David Howard
Purley Road looking towards The Ridgeway

SU2180 : Purley Road looking towards The Ridgeway by David Howard
Purley Road looking towards The Ridgeway

SU2180 : Sunset over The Ridgeway, Liddington by David Howard
Sunset over The Ridgeway, Liddington

SU2180 : Slope by Purley Road, Liddington by David Howard
Slope by Purley Road, Liddington

SU2675 : Barn on West Street, Aldbourne by David Howard
Barn on West Street, Aldbourne

SU3368 : BMW garage on Charnham Street, Hungerford by David Howard
BMW garage on Charnham Street, Hungerford
A previous visit http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4676655

SU3368 : The Bear, Hungerford by David Howard
The Bear, Hungerford

SU4269 : Junction on the B4000, Wickham Heath by David Howard
Junction on the B4000, Wickham Heath

SU4170 : Crossroads on the B4000, Hoe Benham by David Howard
Crossroads on the B4000, Hoe Benham
Looking towards High Street leading to Boxford

SU3971 : The Five Bells, Wickham by David Howard
The Five Bells, Wickham
Here is my previous visit. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5481752

SU3872 : Baydon Road crossing the M4 by David Howard
Baydon Road crossing the M4

SU3872 : Tree by Baydon Road, Wickham by David Howard
Tree by Baydon Road, Wickham

SU1786 : Houses on Oxford Road, Lower Stratton by David Howard
Houses on Oxford Road, Lower Stratton

SU1786 : Swindon Road, Lower Stratton by David Howard
Swindon Road, Lower Stratton

SU1786 : Houses on Swindon Road, Lower Stratton by David Howard
Houses on Swindon Road, Lower Stratton

SU1787 : Houses on Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret by David Howard
Houses on Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret

SU1787 : Roundabout on Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret by David Howard
Roundabout on Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret
For reasons only known to Swindon council the road is closed here and traffic... more

SU1786 : Bungalow on Swindon Road, Lower Stratton by David Howard
Bungalow on Swindon Road, Lower Stratton

SU1785 : McDonald's on Drake's Way, Swindon by David Howard
McDonald's on Drake's Way, Swindon

SU1683 : House on Wolsely Avenue, Swindon by David Howard
House on Wolsely Avenue, Swindon

SU1783 : Wolsely Avenue, Swindon by David Howard
Wolsely Avenue, Swindon

SU1884 : Dorcan Way at the junction of The Drive by David Howard
Dorcan Way at the junction of The Drive

SU1883 : Roundabout on Dorcan Way, Eldene by David Howard
Roundabout on Dorcan Way, Eldene

SU1783 : The Coate Roundabout, Swindon by David Howard
The Coate Roundabout, Swindon

SU1782 : Marlborough Road, Swindon by David Howard
Marlborough Road, Swindon

SU1682 : Houses on Marlborough Road, Lawn by David Howard
Houses on Marlborough Road, Lawn

SU1682 : Marlborough Road, Lawn by David Howard
Marlborough Road, Lawn

SU1682 : Marlborough Road, Lawn by David Howard
Marlborough Road, Lawn

SU1682 : Marlborough Road, Lawn by David Howard
Marlborough Road, Lawn

SU3368 : Charnham Street at the junction of the B4192 by David Howard
Charnham Street at the junction of the B4192

SU3368 : BMW garage on Charnham Street, Hungerford by David Howard
BMW garage on Charnham Street, Hungerford

SU2381 : The Burj restaurant, Wanborough by David Howard
The Burj restaurant, Wanborough

SU2183 : The Brewer's Arms, Lower Wanborough by David Howard
The Brewer's Arms, Lower Wanborough

SU1885 : Roundabout on Merlin Way entering Swindon by David Howard
Roundabout on Merlin Way entering Swindon

SU1687 : Kingsdown Gate, Upper Stratton by David Howard
Kingsdown Gate, Upper Stratton
At the junction of Ermin Street

SU1684 : Roundabout on Drakes Way, Swindon by David Howard
Roundabout on Drakes Way, Swindon

SU1684 : Queen's Drive, Swindon by David Howard
Queen's Drive, Swindon
Churchfield's Academy is hiding behind the railings

SU1783 : Woods by Shaftesbury Avenue, Swindon by David Howard
Woods by Shaftesbury Avenue, Swindon

SU1783 : Flats on Cranmore Avenue, Swindon by David Howard
Flats on Cranmore Avenue, Swindon
The car park has been added since 2012

SU1885 : Piccadilly Roundabout, Covingham by David Howard
Piccadilly Roundabout, Covingham

SU1584 : Hunt Street, Swindon by David Howard
Hunt Street, Swindon

SU1584 : Swindon Fire Station by David Howard
Swindon Fire Station

SU1985 : Wanborough Road, Covingham by David Howard
Wanborough Road, Covingham

SU1985 : Fields by Wanborough Road, Covingham by David Howard
Fields by Wanborough Road, Covingham

SU2183 : Somerset Farmhouse, Lower Wanborough by David Howard
Somerset Farmhouse, Lower Wanborough

SU2183 : Crossroads on Callas Hill, Lower Wanborough by David Howard
Crossroads on Callas Hill, Lower Wanborough

SU3673 : Springburn Childcare, Shefford Woodlands by David Howard
Springburn Childcare, Shefford Woodlands

SU3673 : Ermin Street, Shefford Woodlands by David Howard
Ermin Street, Shefford Woodlands
You can follow my progress along Ermin Street to its conclusion north of Swindon.

SU2380 : House on Baydon Road, Wanborough by David Howard
House on Baydon Road, Wanborough

SU2380 : Field by Baydon Road, Wanborough by David Howard
Field by Baydon Road, Wanborough

SU2380 : Hills by Baydon Road, Wanborough by David Howard
Hills by Baydon Road, Wanborough

SU2878 : Houses on Ermin Street, Baydon by David Howard
Houses on Ermin Street, Baydon

SU2878 : Terrace of houses on Ermin Street, Baydon by David Howard
Terrace of houses on Ermin Street, Baydon

SU2081 : Houses on Purley Road, Liddington by David Howard
Houses on Purley Road, Liddington

SU1982 : Fields by Purley Road, Wanborough by David Howard
Fields by Purley Road, Wanborough

SU1982 : Field entrance by Purley Road, Wanborough by David Howard
Field entrance by Purley Road, Wanborough

SU2278 : Purley Road, Liddington Warren by David Howard
Purley Road, Liddington Warren

SU2278 : Shipley Bottom by David Howard
Shipley Bottom

SU2278 : Shipley Bottom by David Howard
Shipley Bottom

SU2278 : Shipley Bottom by David Howard
Shipley Bottom

SU2377 : Purley Road approaching Aldbourne by David Howard
Purley Road approaching Aldbourne

SU2675 : West Street, Aldbourne by David Howard
West Street, Aldbourne

SU2675 : West Street, Aldbourne by David Howard
West Street, Aldbourne

SU2774 : Southward Down, Preston by David Howard
Southward Down, Preston

SU4468 : The goods entrance to Deanwood Park Golf Club by David Howard
The goods entrance to Deanwood Park Golf Club

SU3773 : Track to Templars Farm, Shefford Woodlands by David Howard
Track to Templars Farm, Shefford Woodlands

SU2679 : Baydon Road west of Baydon by David Howard
Baydon Road west of Baydon

SU2679 : The M4 alongside Baydon Road by David Howard
The M4 alongside Baydon Road

SU2282 : Callas Hill approaching Wanborough by David Howard
Callas Hill approaching Wanborough

SU2282 : Trees by Callas Hill by David Howard
Trees by Callas Hill

SU2877 : Ermin Street, Baydon by David Howard
Ermin Street, Baydon

SU2778 : Oxcampers on Baydon Road by David Howard
Oxcampers on Baydon Road
Replacing the farm which was here a few years ago, Oxcampers converts VW camper... more

SU2778 : Oxcampers on Baydon Road by David Howard
Oxcampers on Baydon Road
www.oxcampers.co.uk

SU2477 : Purley Road approaching Aldbourne by David Howard
Purley Road approaching Aldbourne

SU2576 : Purley Road approaching Aldbourne by David Howard
Purley Road approaching Aldbourne

SU3474 : House on Ermin Street, Woodlands St Mary by David Howard
House on Ermin Street, Woodlands St Mary

SU3474 : Ermin Street, Woodlands St Mary by David Howard
Ermin Street, Woodlands St Mary

SU3375 : Ermin Street, Woodlands St Mary by David Howard
Ermin Street, Woodlands St Mary
There is a church on the left of the road here.

SU3176 : Junction on Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands by David Howard
Junction on Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands

SU1688 : Pre-Worboys directions on Beechcroft Road, Kingsdown by David Howard
Pre-Worboys directions on Beechcroft Road, Kingsdown

All images © David Howard and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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