Bishopstone link route

Route type: Link route

Walkers, cyclists, horse riders and disabled people using mobility scooters can follow the signs all the way into the centre of the village of Bishopstone.

Bishopstone is a pretty village with thatched cottages, pond and popular pub lying only 1 mile / 1.6km from The Ridgeway National Trail. Enroute to the village, enjoy striking views of a dry valley and strip lynchets (ancient cultivation terraces on the sloped valley sides). There is a route for pedestrians following a footpath and another route for all users following a bridleway. Accessibility information is provided below for disabled people and families with pushchairs.

Take a copy of the map and other information with you on the Trail - download pdf below.

Visit Bishopstone for:

Eating and drinking

  • The Royal Oak, Cues Lane, Bishopstone SN6 8PP

Overnight accommodation

  • Cheney Thatch B&B, Oxon Place, Bishopstone SN6 8PS
  • The Royal Oak, Cues Lane, Bishopstone SN6 8PP

Travelling by public transport

  • Bus service 47 (Swindon-Bishopstone-Lambourn) stops in Bishopstone - bus stops near village pond. 5 buses a day, Mon to Sat. Take a bus to Swindon to use the major train station there.

(Not available in Bishopstone: Shop, Train Station, Water Tap, Car Park, Visitor Attractions).


The footpath and bridleway routes were surveyed in 2017 to assess accessibility. The footpath route is stile-free but involves several small kissing gates and, in the village, a short flight of steps. The bridleway route was considered accessible to disabled people using large mobility scooters but please check details provided with thanks to Disabled Ramblers charity:

Bishopstone is one of numerous settlements along The Ridgeway welcoming visitors. Use the interactive map on our website to locate link routes for other towns/villages offering museums, cafes, pubs and more. We hope you enjoy what the local area has to offer and appreciate your support for the local economy.

Thatched cottages and The Royal Oak pub
Dry valley enroute to Bishopstone
Thatched cottage with roses