Chiseldon & Marlborough Railway Path Family Cycle

This is a lovely, easy and safe cycle along the old Chiseldon and Marlborough Railway path.  And it’s a bit of fresh air therapy too.

Park alongside the village green on Elcot Lane in Marlborough (so you don’t need to go right into Marlborough) and then once on your bike continue along Elcot Lane and after going under the railway bridge you will see signposts on the right for the entrance to the track.  We cycled to Chiseldon and back which is about 15 miles in total, so the Littlest was back on the trailer bike rather than her own bike, but it was easy and safe riding for everyone.  It was only on the way back that we realised that we must have been steadily climbing up as there was a lot more freewheeling on the return journey!  There’s a good place to stop for ice creams at the midway point too, just in case there are some tired legs!  Anyway, here are some photos to give you an idea of the ride.

Striking view of ploughed fields below us.

Quick snack stop for father and daughter
Spring arrivals of forget-me-nots and cowslips
Easy cycling
The only bit of road on the cycle ride
Midway point for ice creams at Three Trees Farm Shop & Cafe

The Eldest & Littlest
Homeward bound

Enjoy the ride!

The Simple Things – Week 15

The beginning of the Easter holidays and glorious sunshine.

Good Friday breakfast (at the end of the week), some Bobbi Brown therapy for the Eldest, ducks in the garden (yup, I’m obsessed!), GD practicising for the Weston Park Blades netball camp, cycling the Test Way, spring flowers outside Beccy’s Greengrocers in Stockbridge, Hiro at home.

The Simple Things – Week 14

A week of beautiful spring sunshine.

Sunshine and blossom along Cattle Lane after school with the Littlest, St Mary”s in glorious spring sunshine, rape fields under more sunshine, Easter chicks arrive early, the spire of Salisbury Cathedral high above the rooftops, Pillhill Brook from Mill Lane, dusk over the fields.

The Simple Things – Week 13

After all the unwanted excitement of week 12, week 13 was a somewhat quieter, more contemplative week.

A rainbow over the field of rape just below Bury Hill, early morning across the fields, the Eldest and Molly out for a drier walk than last time, tadpoles!, glorious spring colour in the garden, tiny wild violets below a still naked tree, spring clematis in flower.


The Simple Things – week 12

The week when my life with the Tribe turned upside down.  All pretty crap but we got through it (eventually we’ll come out the other side) and by the end of the week we were walking together through Avebury’s ancient landscape.

The mishmash of buildings making up Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, walking the Avebury landscape with Silbury Hill behind us (at the end of a long emotional week), village donkeys Banoffe and Quiche, Danebury pathway, Holly watching our resident ducks, Stockbridge High Street from the Coffee Lab, a poster on the wall of Northbrook Ward – bizarre but it was a pretty scary week and for some reason the poster always brought everything back to basics!

The Simple Things – Week 11

Oh, so behind with everything, but this is week 11 in photos.  Everything looks so normal.

Danebury Hill from the road, GD with England netball squad, Holly & Kiwi taking over the Littlest’s Frozen tent, blackthorn on the verge of exploding into drifts of white, fairies before school, results of the Eldest’s creativity (orders now being taken!), glorious daffodils.