Sunday, 3 August 2014
The Wilts and Berks in Swindon
Ironically it was the railways they helped to build which led to their obsolescence and abandonment at the turn of the 20th century.
Thankfully there are still signs of where the canal went and a short stretch to the south of the town about three-quarters of a mile from the town center which has been restored. You can take a lovely walk along the restored part of the canal from the bottom of Kingshill (about a mile from the town center) past the new Waitrose store and the housing development, to within a stones throw of the M4.