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Bath & Wiltshire

From £475* per person based on 2 people sharing an en-suite room and start any day

DURATION: 5 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

DISTANCE: 48¾ MILES/77.7 KM

GRADE: EASY TO MODERATE

Visit the World Heritage Site of Bath with Roman Baths and Spa, Castle Combe, Lacock village and Abbey. Although there is one long day of walking at the end it can be shortened.

Upgraded accommodation available on request

Pulteney Bridge © Bath Tourism

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. 

Day 1:
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.

Day 6:
Depart after breakfast.

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  • September 2012
    Stella Bates, BC, Canada
    "We love to walk and to see the English countryside up close is one of the most rewarding ways to visit the UK. Each day was great in terms of variety, scenery and distance. We think it’s a good idea to end in Box on day two and see more of Lacock which is outstanding. We also loved Castle Combe and enjoyed our stay in the hotel a great deal.


    Windrush Way "
Key Points

*Supplements will be charged for a Friday or Saturday night stay in Bath. 2 night stays are sometimes easier to book than 1 night due to the demand on accommodation.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Up to date and easy to follow route notes and maps in a handy sized booklet. 
  • A helpful and comprehensive information pack, including notes on where to eat and what to visit.  
  • Hand-picked, high quality, accommodation from B&B’s to luxury hotels with en-suite facilities. 
  • Breakfast each morning.
  • Upgraded accommodation available on request.
  • Door to door luggage services. 
  • Local knowledgeable support and assistance when you need it not just Monday - Friday, 9-5. 

WHEN TO GO
Any time of year but we suggest March to November. Departure on any day subject to accommodation availability.

REMEMBER - many of our walks can be shortened by using either public transport or taxis. We can also adapt these routes to suit the time you have available and your walking capabilities.
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