• The Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade
All tracks lead to the Pub

These are a number of walks around the parish of Chapmanslade with a number of pictures. We found while walking these routes we very often started and ended our walks at the Three Horse Shoes Pub, hence the ne for the series.

CHAP 12 Over the hill

Challenging at times
This walk is not very long but one we very much enjoy and can be added to others that link to it. Starting at the Pub and heading to the Island with the telephone Kiosk we head up the road called Southcroft past some cobbled road and an interesting corner of cottages to where the road runs out.
On the right we climb the style and set out across the track that runs along the edge of the field. This field is often home to some frisky steers so take care.
After negotiating the muddy swamp and climbing a stile we turn left and follow footpath CHAP 12 along the hedge down the hill keeping the hedge on our left. You might rest a while on the stile a see how far the view stetches from the top of the hill.
Muddy swamp before the style

Follow the hedge
We come across a new kissing gate and steps at the end of this field. A excellent job carried out by Wiltshire Ramblers. It used to be a rickety style and a treacherously slippery slope into barbed wire.

We can see from here our way winding down the slope to a new wooden footbridge across the stream, and Dye house Farm to the left.

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Through another kissing gate and across the footbridge, up the slope and through another kissing gate into the surfaced lane. We turn left and walk down past Dye house Farm and of the surfaceed road onto Chapmanslades only Byway CHAP 31

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This is a fascinating deep lane that show centuries of wear and could probably tell a thousand stories.

Unfortunately the steep slope up hill made me think of the possibility of a beer at the pub and forget to take any pictures. The road from here is fairly direct though South croft and up the High street to the pub


Holly waiting again for me to catch up