Club Maps and Equipment for loan, please contact Dave Fletcher

    dave@thefletchers.net, 07778 343493, 01793 635926

    Explorer Maps:             157 Marlborough & Savernake Forest

                                          169 Cirencester & Swindon

                                          170 Abingdon, Wantage & The Vale of White Horse

                                          OL45 The Cotswolds

                                          191 Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton

    Also available:              2 Map Cases & 2 Magnetic Compasses




    More Resources for Borrowing, please contact Jane Pearce

    rjjnpearcehswc@gmail.com, 07718 259545, 01793 762431

    Harvey’s Map of the whole Ridgeway Path.  (1999). Scale 1:40,000.  On tough waxed paper.

    11 Half-Day Walks in NE Wiltshire.  4.5 to 5 miles.  Booklet with sketch maps and directions.

    20 Walks Around Swindon.  2 to 7.5 miles.  Booklet with sketch maps and directions. 

    21 Walks on the Berkshire/Wilts Borders.  Most around 6 miles. A laminated card for each walk.  Area covers Aldbourne, Bedwyns, Kintbury, Lambourn. 

    Fifteen Walks around Highworth.  Booklet.  Walks 2-5 miles.

    Fifty Walks in Wiltshire.  An AA book.  (2002).  Walks 3-9 miles. 

    The Cotswolds.  An AA Guide to walks, tours and places. Includes 10 walks, 3-5 miles, with OS maps.

    Walks Along the Thames Path.  (2001). Between Thames Head & Greenwich, book of 25 circular walks, lengths 3-9 miles.  About 8 are within range of Swindon.

    Waterside Walks in Wiltshire.  Book of 20 circular routes between 2-9 miles.  Along rivers & canals, over the whole county.

    12 Walks Around Marlborough.  Booklet of circular walks, lengths 3-9 miles.

     Nine Downland Walks between Swindon & Marlborough.  Lengths between 3-7 miles.

     Four Circular walks around Buscot – 2-3 miles but might be joined up

    Cotswold Water Park:

    §  Leisure Map – covers both the S.Cerney/Ashton Keynes lakes area and the ones between Lechlade and Fairford

    §  Walks Guide – 6 walks here with maps, between 1 and 10 miles.

    BOOK

    Map Reading Skills (Pathfinder Guides, 2018) – introduction to map reading, including understanding directions like ‘north’, contour lines, using Ordnance Survey maps, understanding National Grid references like SP123456.

     WEBSITES

    If you’re interested in walks near a certain town or village X, Internet searching for ‘Walks around X’ often produces results.

    Some to try:

    Fancyfreewalks.org – walks in the SE of England, all lengths but many between 5-9 miles, with the sections ‘Wilts and Berkshire’ and ‘Hampshire’ within the Club’s range.  Good descriptions.

    WalkingBritain.co.uk – ranges of walks, which can be searched by county.  Detailed instructions but you only get rough sketch maps of the route however.