From This is Wiltshire
Lorraine Williams, a spokeswoman for the Lydiard Fields Action Group, said it was really important to have the park in a rural setting to allow users to get a sense they are leaving the city behind.
She said: “For many individuals living in the area this development would make a huge difference. When you go to the park it gives you a sense of being in the country.
“I couldn’t always afford to take my children off to the country for a weekend. It (going to the park) gave me a chance to feel like I was having a little bit of countryside.”
Now, I happen to know Lydiard Park very well, and I used to cycle down Hook St and out to Hook, Purton and Minety, and this is total balls. Here's a map to help you:-
Marked on there is Lydiard Park. It's built next to housing. You can walk through from Grange Park (where the Lydiard Fields Action Group are based) to it on a footpath. Takes about 5 minutes. If you look through the trees at one end of the park, you can see houses.
Beyond Lydiard Park for about 10 miles going West or North there is basically nothing but fields and a few villages and hamlets.