Geo-Trips :: Wiltshire in the rain

Wootton Basset

A drive from High Wycombe, Sat, 26 Oct 2019 by David Howard

I found a very nice road sign in Wootton Basset, a direction sign to three roads made by the council in the pre-Worboys style. The rain began within half an hour and continued till the end, which always affects the choice of photos, but I covered the route I wanted anyhow and besides no visible signs in Swindon to Wootton Basset until you're virtually there had no problems at all finding it.

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SU1484 : Commercial Street, Swindon by David Howard
Commercial Street, Swindon
Part of a parallel one way system

SU0783 : Longleaze, Royal Wootton Bassett by David Howard
Longleaze, Royal Wootton Bassett

SU0782 : Queen's Road at the junction of Longleaze by David Howard
Queen's Road at the junction of Longleaze

SU0782 : Queen's Road, Royal Wootton Bassett by David Howard
Queen's Road, Royal Wootton Bassett

SU0883 : Stoneover Lane at the corner of Swindon Road by David Howard
Stoneover Lane at the corner of Swindon Road

SU0883 : Stoneover Lane at the corner of Swindon Road by David Howard
Stoneover Lane at the corner of Swindon Road

SU1083 : Whitehill Way, Freshbrook by David Howard
Whitehill Way, Freshbrook

SU1184 : Roundabout on Whitehill Way, Swindon by David Howard
Roundabout on Whitehill Way, Swindon

SU1284 : Roundabout on Tewkesbury Way, Swindon by David Howard
Roundabout on Tewkesbury Way, Swindon

SU1283 : Roundabout on Tewkesbury Way, Swindon by David Howard
Roundabout on Tewkesbury Way, Swindon

SU1982 : Marlborough Road, Swindon by David Howard
Marlborough Road, Swindon

SU1584 : Fleming Way, Swindon by David Howard
Fleming Way, Swindon

SU1584 : Swindon Magistrates Court by David Howard
Swindon Magistrates Court

SU1584 : Offices on Clarence Street, Swindon by David Howard
Offices on Clarence Street, Swindon

SU0782 : Longleaze at the junction of Stoneover Lane by David Howard
Longleaze at the junction of Stoneover Lane

SU1082 : Junction 16 of the M4 at the A3102 eastbound by David Howard
Junction 16 of the M4 at the A3102 eastbound

SU1584 : Regent Circus shopping centre, Swindon by David Howard
Regent Circus shopping centre, Swindon

SU1584 : Offices on Princes Street, Swindon by David Howard
Offices on Princes Street, Swindon

SU1584 : Offices on Princes Street, Swindon by David Howard
Offices on Princes Street, Swindon

SU1584 : Offices on Princes Street, Swindon by David Howard
Offices on Princes Street, Swindon

SU1584 : Fire station tower on Fleming Way, Swindon by David Howard
Fire station tower on Fleming Way, Swindon
Here is the fire station itself https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5904358

SU1685 : Terrace of houses on Drakes Way, Swindon by David Howard
Terrace of houses on Drakes Way, Swindon
These were probably from around the 50s and built by the local authority going by... more

SU1886 : Houses on Oxford Road, Stratton St Margaret by David Howard
Houses on Oxford Road, Stratton St Margaret

SU1886 : Oxford Road, Stratton St Margaret by David Howard
Oxford Road, Stratton St Margaret

SU1583 : Victoria Road, Swindon by David Howard
Victoria Road, Swindon

SU1583 : Sue Ryder shop on Victoria Road, Swindon by David Howard
Sue Ryder shop on Victoria Road, Swindon

SU1583 : Bradford Road, Swindon by David Howard
Bradford Road, Swindon

SU1583 : Croft Road, Swindon by David Howard
Croft Road, Swindon

SU1582 : Croft Road, Swindon by David Howard
Croft Road, Swindon
The red part is the bus lane. Swindon seems to have more than most places although... more

SU1382 : Black Horse Way, Wichelstowe by David Howard
Black Horse Way, Wichelstowe
There are a few of these imaginary junctions along these local roads, if anyone... more

SU0882 : Swindon Road, Royal Wootton Bassett by David Howard
Swindon Road, Royal Wootton Bassett

SU0982 : Swindon Road east of Royal Wootton Bassett by David Howard
Swindon Road east of Royal Wootton Bassett

SU0982 : Woods by Swindon Road east of Royal Wootton Bassett by David Howard
Woods by Swindon Road east of Royal Wootton Bassett

SU1483 : Wootton Bassett Road, Swindon by David Howard
Wootton Bassett Road, Swindon

SU2490 : The A420, Watchfield by David Howard
The A420, Watchfield

SU2490 : Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Watchfield by David Howard
Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Watchfield

SU2590 : Roundabout on the A420, Watchfield by David Howard
Roundabout on the A420, Watchfield

SU2793 : TJ's Cafe, Little Coxwell by David Howard
TJ's Cafe, Little Coxwell

SU5390 : Field by Abingdon Road, Didcot by David Howard
Field by Abingdon Road, Didcot

SU4891 : Marshall Volkswagen, Milton by David Howard
Marshall Volkswagen, Milton

SU4087 : BP garage on Wallingford Street, Wantage by David Howard
BP garage on Wallingford Street, Wantage
Broadway Motors is part of the garage on the left

SU3987 : Wantage Baptist Church by David Howard
Wantage Baptist Church

SU3686 : Crossroads on Middleton Bottom, Childrey by David Howard
Crossroads on Middleton Bottom, Childrey

SU2082 : Mayfield, Upper Wanborough by David Howard
Mayfield, Upper Wanborough

SU1982 : Roundabout on Marlborough Road, Swindon by David Howard
Roundabout on Marlborough Road, Swindon

SU1382 : New roundabout on Peglars Way, Wichelstowe by David Howard
New roundabout on Peglars Way, Wichelstowe
Not yet visible on Google, Wichelstowe is gradually being built on a decade plus... more

SU1382 : New offices on Peglars Way, Wichelstowe by David Howard
New offices on Peglars Way, Wichelstowe
They have just been finished, here they are a year earlier... more

SU1382 : Mill Lane at the junction of Wharf Road by David Howard
Mill Lane at the junction of Wharf Road

SU1082 : Wharf Road at the junction of Hay Lane by David Howard
Wharf Road at the junction of Hay Lane

SU0882 : Swindon Road, Royal Wootton Bassett by David Howard
Swindon Road, Royal Wootton Bassett
In the previous photos dated 2018 the pub sign is the famous Churchill in his... more

SU1986 : The A420 leaving Swindon by David Howard
The A420 leaving Swindon

SU1986 : The A420 leaving Swindon by David Howard
The A420 leaving Swindon

SU2388 : The A420, Shrivenham by David Howard
The A420, Shrivenham

SU2388 : Layby on the A420, Shrivenham by David Howard
Layby on the A420, Shrivenham

SU2793 : The A420, Little Coxwell by David Howard
The A420, Little Coxwell
All Little Coxwell jokes welcome.

SU3094 : Stanford Road, Faringdon by David Howard
Stanford Road, Faringdon

SU3387 : The B4507, Westcot by David Howard
The B4507, Westcot

SU3287 : Crossroads on the B4507, Kingston Lisle by David Howard
Crossroads on the B4507, Kingston Lisle
It started raining within half an hour of leaving home and didn't stop for the... more

SU3287 : Fawler Road, Kingston Lisle by David Howard
Fawler Road, Kingston Lisle

SU3187 : View across fields, Kingston Lisle by David Howard
View across fields, Kingston Lisle

SU3187 : Hill by the B4507, Kingston Lisle by David Howard
Hill by the B4507, Kingston Lisle

SU3187 : Straw bales by the B4507 near Kingston Lisle by David Howard
Straw bales by the B4507 near Kingston Lisle

SU3187 : Straw bales by the B4507 near Kingston Lisle by David Howard
Straw bales by the B4507 near Kingston Lisle

SU2383 : Road junction on Hinton Springs, Hinton Parva by David Howard
Road junction on Hinton Springs, Hinton Parva

SU2383 : House entrance on Body Horse Hill, Hinton Parva by David Howard
House entrance on Body Horse Hill, Hinton Parva

SU2283 : House on City Corner, Hinton Parva by David Howard
House on City Corner, Hinton Parva

SU3788 : Faringdon Road at the junction of Silver Lane by David Howard
Faringdon Road at the junction of Silver Lane

SU3788 : Faringdon Road, East Challow by David Howard
Faringdon Road, East Challow

SU3591 : Goosey Lane by David Howard
Goosey Lane

SU3591 : Farm on Goosey Lane by David Howard
Farm on Goosey Lane

SU3591 : Houses in Goosey by David Howard
Houses in Goosey

SU3591 : House in Goosey by David Howard
House in Goosey

SU4188 : Reading Road, Charlton by David Howard
Reading Road, Charlton

SU4689 : White Road at the junction of Wantage Road by David Howard
White Road at the junction of Wantage Road
Since 2016 the conifers and wall below them have been removed, exposing what was... more

SU4789 : Communications tower by Reading Road, Rowstock by David Howard
Communications tower by Reading Road, Rowstock

SU4789 : Communications tower by Reading Road, Rowstock by David Howard
Communications tower by Reading Road, Rowstock

SU4790 : Abingdon Road at the entrance to Milton Hill by David Howard
Abingdon Road at the entrance to Milton Hill

SU4790 : Abingdon Road at the entrance to Milton Hill by David Howard
Abingdon Road at the entrance to Milton Hill

SU4790 : Abingdon Road at the entrance to Milton Hill by David Howard
Abingdon Road at the entrance to Milton Hill

SU4891 : Abingdon Road entering Milton by David Howard
Abingdon Road entering Milton
I worked over the road at Ariston in 1989 for a couple of months before they moved... more

SU8991 : Old Coach Drive, Wycombe Marsh by David Howard
Old Coach Drive, Wycombe Marsh

SU6089 : St Nicholas House on High Street, Wallingford by David Howard
St Nicholas House on High Street, Wallingford
This is a grade II listed building. https://www.onthemarket.com/details/2966319/

SU5989 : Station Road, Wallingford by David Howard
Station Road, Wallingford
The station is now on the Cholsey-Wallingford railway which I can highly recommend.

SU5191 : One of the last cooling towers at Didcot Power Station by David Howard
One of the last cooling towers at Didcot Power Station

SU5191 : Roundabout on the A4130 Didcot Bypass by David Howard
Roundabout on the A4130 Didcot Bypass

SU4789 : Abingdon Road, Rowstock by David Howard
Abingdon Road, Rowstock
On the right is the entrance to The Old Farm Shop

SU4789 : Wantage Road, Rowstock by David Howard
Wantage Road, Rowstock

SU2388 : The A420, Shrivenham by David Howard
The A420, Shrivenham

SU2793 : The A420, Little Coxwell by David Howard
The A420, Little Coxwell

SU4589 : Reading Road, East Hendred by David Howard
Reading Road, East Hendred

SU4489 : Reading Road, West Hendred by David Howard
Reading Road, West Hendred
The grassland is the other side of the hedge

SU6787 : Field entrance by Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield by David Howard
Field entrance by Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield

SU6787 : Field by Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield by David Howard
Field by Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield

SU6188 : Nosworthy Way, Crowmarsh Gifford by David Howard
Nosworthy Way, Crowmarsh Gifford

SU6288 : Bus shelter on Crowmarsh hill by David Howard
Bus shelter on Crowmarsh hill

SU6288 : Crowmarsh Hill, Crowmarsh Gifford by David Howard
Crowmarsh Hill, Crowmarsh Gifford
See also https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5066958

SU6787 : Parking area on Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield by David Howard
Parking area on Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield

SU6787 : Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield by David Howard
Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield

SU6787 : Field entrance by Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield by David Howard
Field entrance by Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield

SU6787 : Field by Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield by David Howard
Field by Gangsdown Hill, Nuffield

SU2886 : The B4570, Knighton by David Howard
The B4570, Knighton

SU2887 : Mist and rain over Knighton by David Howard
Mist and rain over Knighton

SU2684 : Fields by Idstone Road, Ashbury by David Howard
Fields by Idstone Road, Ashbury

SU2684 : Idstone Road, Ashbury by David Howard
Idstone Road, Ashbury
Coming from London if you don't use the M4 this is the straightest route to... more

SU2584 : Thatched cottage in Idstone by David Howard
Thatched cottage in Idstone
This lane is a circle and contains most of the village and simply returns back to... more

SU2483 : Icknield Way, Bishopstone by David Howard
Icknield Way, Bishopstone

SU2483 : Icknield Way, Bishopstone by David Howard
Icknield Way, Bishopstone
Manor Farm is on the right

SU0783 : Arrow sign on Longleaze, Royal Wootton Bassett by David Howard
Arrow sign on Longleaze, Royal Wootton Bassett
In pre-Worboys style, it points to a small close with those numbers off the major road.

SU5590 : Hadden Hill, North Moreton by David Howard
Hadden Hill, North Moreton

SU5590 : Grassland by Hadden Hill, North Moreton by David Howard
Grassland by Hadden Hill, North Moreton

SU5690 : Woods by Wallingford Road, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell by David Howard
Woods by Wallingford Road, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

SU6088 : Roundabout on Calvin Thomas Way, Winterbrook by David Howard
Roundabout on Calvin Thomas Way, Winterbrook

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