Bath is a designated World Heritage Site with stunning architecture such as the Royal Crescent and Circus and the fabulous attractions of The Roman Baths and the Jane Austen Museum. Bradford-on-Avon has a wonderful setting on the banks of the Kennet and Avon canal. Lacock is an unspoilt village with picturesque streets and Lacock Abbey both of which have featured in various film and TV adaptations. Castle Combe with it's 14th Century market cross is a tranquail village in a beautiful setting.
The first night is spent in Bath. Suggested start days are Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Day 2: Bath to Bradford-on-Avon - (12½ miles/20 km)
Start from central Bath and walk to Sham Castle with fine views of Bath. Walk over the Dundas aquaduct to elegant Freshford and along a quiet valley to Farleigh Hungerford with its fine 14th century castle. Then through Barton Farm, with its magnificent tithe barn, to Bradford-on-Avon, one of the loveliest small towns in Britain with picturesque 17th century bridge, a complete Saxon church and tiers of Georgian townhouses and 16th century weavers cottages. (This walk can be shortened by taking a bus to Limpley Stoke.)
Day 3: Bradford-on-Avon to Box - (7½ miles/12km)
From Bradford-on-Avon walk across rolling countryside to the picture-book village of Monkton Farleigh. Then to Kingswood with views of the Wiltshire Downs and Bath, and on to the handsome small town of Box. Taxi transfer to Lacock is provided to allow for an afternoon of exploring this picturesque English village with its Abbey and unspoilt charm..
Day 4: Lacock to Castle Combe - (11¾ miles/19km)
Pass through Corsham to join the picturesque By Brook Valley. Continue to Slaughterford and thence to Castle Combe, undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in England, with its clear stream, ancient bridge and market place. Overnight Castle Combe. You also have the option to return to Lacock for a second night and be transferred back the next morning if you prefer.
Day 5: Castle Combe to Bath- (17 miles/26.7km) This day can be shortened.
Head south back towards Bath, walking along the beautiful St. Catherine Valley to Batheaston from where you have the choice of taking a bus into the centre of Bath or walking along the Avon to complete your journey. Overnight Bath.