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Bridleway parallel to the NCN route north of Marlborough

Dog-walkers' cars parked at access to NCN route 45 around Marlborough

Access to former railway carrying NCN route 45 around Marlborough

Former railway carrying NCN route 45 north of Marlborough and giving access to garages.

Former railway carrying NCN route 45 continuing north from Marlborough

Missing bridge on former railway carrying NCN route 45 north of Marlborough

Gate on former railway carrying NCN route 45 north of Marlborough

Gate on former railway carrying NCN route 45 north of Marlborough

Marker by the former railway carrying NCN route 45 around Marlborough

The former railway carrying NCN route 45 passing under the A4 in Marlborough

Stepped access to the former railway carrying NCN route 45 around Marlborough

Distant view of Marlborough from the former railway bridge carrying NCN route 45

Signage on the former railway carrying NCN route 45 around Marlborough

Former railway carrying NCN route 45 around Marlborough

Access to NCN route 45 on former railway around Marlborough

Former railway bridge carrying NCN route 45 around Marlborough

Junction to NCN route 4 (the Kennet & Avon towpath) in Barton Farm Country Park

The further reaches of Barton Farm Country Park are not ideal for cycling

Non-cycleable link from NCN route 4 (the Kennet & Avon towpath) to Barton Farm Country Park

Non-cycleable link from NCN route 4 (the Kennet & Avon towpath) to Barton Farm Country Park

The pub's 'bike park' is actually full of wheelie bins.

NCN 4 looping above itself on the Avoncliff aqueduct

NCN 4 looping above itself on the Avoncliff aqueduct

NCN route 4 loops beneath itself at the Avoncliff aqueduct

Cyclists on the Avoncliff aqueduct, NCN route 4

Cyclist on the Avoncliff aqueduct, NCN route 4

Parking at Avoncliff station on NCN route 4 (no real road access)

NCN route 4 takes a very dramatic kink in Avoncliff to cross to the other side of the canal

NCN route 4 marking on the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal

Towpath of the Kennet & Avon Canal (NCN route 4)

TT Cycles (as in Towpath Trail), Bradford on Avon

On-platform cycle parking at Westbury Station

Cycle Stations for the distributed cycle network (for a post-oil society) at Womad 2011.

Designing the distributed cycle network (for a post-oil society) at Womad 2011.

Womad 2011 - bike-powered drill and trailer at the DIY construction project

Womad 2011 - bike-powered drill at the DIY construction project

Official bike park at the Womad festival

Official bike park at the Womad festival

Official bike park at the Womad festival

Bikes at the Womad festival

Parking outside the excellent Batchelor's bike shop, Warminster.

Unsigned but useful cycle routes to Warminster station (left) and Lidl supermarket (ahead).

Unsigned but very useful link from Warminster station to the town.

Cycle shed at Warminster station

The cycle route into town from Warminster station only starts here after the taxi rank where the footway has been widened.

Cycle route leading to Lidl supermarket, Warminster.

Decent provision of cycle parking in Warminster (also to the rear across the road).

NCN route 4 entering Barton Farm Country Park, Bradford on Avon

National Cycle Network route marking in Bradford on Avon.

No cycling on the footbridge in Bradford on Avon.

Location: , Coulston (England, United Kingdom) Milestone marker on the old Coach Road from Edington to Salisbury. This is a steep byway with an eroded gravel base that makes for a tricky descent down from Salisbury Plain.

Location: , West Wiltshire District (England, United Kingdom) On the Bratton to Imber road.

Location: , West Wiltshire District (England, United Kingdom) Warning signs on the perimeter of the Imber Ranges.

Location: , West Wiltshire District (England, United Kingdom) Junction of the Byway on the Bratton to Imber road on the Imber Ranges perimeter road.

Location: , Bratton (England, United Kingdom) Gravel section of the byway on the Imber Ranges perimeter. The control post on the Bratton to Imber road can be seen in the background.

Location: , Bratton (England, United Kingdom) Gravel section of the byway on the perimeter of the Imber Range road

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) Cycling on the perimeter road on the Imber Ranges

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) Tarmac section of road on the perimeter of the Imber Ranges

Location: , West Lavington (England, United Kingdom) Sign on the Larkhill Artillery Range near the Imber Ranges.

Location: , West Wiltshire District (England, United Kingdom) Restricted permission to access the Imber Ranges is granted to the public for a few days a year, but keep to the roadway!

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) Entrance to the Imber Ranges. There is only limited access to the range road when the military opens the restrictions for a few days a year.

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) Memorial to the memory of war service by villagers from Imber.

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) Restricted access to the village of Imber in the Imber Ranges

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) The church in Imber is out of bounds for military training.

Location: , West Wiltshire District (England, United Kingdom) Entering the Imber Ranges from Bratton. Warning signs remind you to keep to the marked roads.

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) Leaving the village of Imber on the south western road. Very poor surface. The road is only open with restricted access by the military.

Location: , West Wiltshire District (England, United Kingdom) Junction where the Bratton to Imber road joins the Warminster to Imber road in the Imber Ranges.

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) The Church and village of Imber were taken over for military training in December of 1943 and there is now only restricted access.

Location: , West Wiltshire District (England, United Kingdom) Junction of byway on the Imber Range perimeter road

Location: , Imber (England, United Kingdom) There is only restricted access to the church and village when the ranges are opened to the public by the military.

NCN route 45 entering Amesbury by turning right at two mini-roundabouts - not ideal.

Cycles and Fishing Tackle

A missed opportunity for a cycle cut-through.

NCN route 45 leaving Amesbury

NCN route 45 leaves Amesbury by the road bridge, not this footbridge.

NCN route 45 leaving Amesbury

Road closure except for cycles at the new Amesbury southern relief road

New shared-use cycle track by new Amesbury southern relief road

New shared-use cycle track by new Amesbury southern relief road

New shared-use cycle track by new Amesbury southern relief road

New shared-use cycle track by new Amesbury southern relief road

New shared-use cycle track by new Amesbury southern relief road

A tempting alternative - much nearer to the entrance as well as being under cover - to the cycle parking at Waitrose in Salisbury.

These stands are a long way from the entrance of Waitrose in Salisbury (and even further from the other stores on the site). They are also just outside the covered area.

Low Headroom (2.2m) subway. Location not quite sure.

P1010874 Location: , Froxfield (England, United Kingdom)

P1010873 Location: , Froxfield (England, United Kingdom)

P1010871 Location: , Great Bedwyn (England, United Kingdom)

P1010870 Location: , Great Bedwyn (England, United Kingdom)

P1010869 Location: , Great Bedwyn (England, United Kingdom)

P1010867 Location: , Great Bedwyn (England, United Kingdom)

P1010866 Location: , Crofton (England, United Kingdom)

P1010864 Location: , Crofton (England, United Kingdom)

P1010863 Location: , Crofton (England, United Kingdom)

P1010862 Location: , Burbage (England, United Kingdom)

P1010860 Location: , Burbage (England, United Kingdom)

P1010859 Location: , Stibb Green (England, United Kingdom)

P1010858 Location: , Stibb Green (England, United Kingdom)

P1010857 Location: , Kennet District (England, United Kingdom)

P1010854 Location: , Pewsey (England, United Kingdom)

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