Our 2015 Walking Festival will be held on the weekend of 4th / 5th / 6th September.
Details of the programme will appear here sometime after Easter.
Please scroll down to see the full programme of the 2014 Festival.
“Water, Wool and Wheels” was our 2014 theme
The programme was very varied with walks from 1.5 miles to 9 miles long, including some old favourites. There were also a few brand new routes, including the ’2 Tunnels’ from Bath back to Bradford on Avon, ‘Quirky Corners of BoA’ and a walk taking in a guided tour of Claverton Pumping Station.
It took place on the weekend of 5/6/7 September and you can download the programme here: Walking Festival Leaflet 2014 It’s a fairly large file so please be patient while it is downloading..
Bookings are made via the Tourist Information Centre, 50 St Margaret’s Street BA15 1DE either in person with cash or card or over the phone 01226 865797 using a card.
The weekend was a busy one, coinciding with the BoA Arts Festival, the Woolley Music Festival and the BoA Annual Flower Show – “Grow It Show It”.
Bradford on Avon Arts Festival Various events around the town
Woolley Music festival All weekend
Grow It Show It Open to the public on Sunday afternoon
album, S’Know What
Friday 5 September
A fairly flat, circular, cross country walk led by Ann Light, taking in fields, the River Avon and Kennet & Avon canal We start from...Distance: 10 miles
Start Time: 10.50
Duration: 5 hours app.
Difficulty: Easy, mainly level
Walk Cost: Free; but please book with TIC
A delightful cross country walk mainly across fields and on paths and green lanes....Distance: A) 7 miles; B) 6 miles
Start Time: 14.00 both groups - we walk the first 3 miles together.
Duration: A) 3 hours B) 3.5 hours (incl. garden visit)
Difficulty: Moderate, with stiles and a couple of climbs.
Walk Cost: Group A) £3; Group B) £9.50 incl. exclusive tour of gardens & tea.
Saturday 6 September
This is a great, full day's walk taking in the now iconic Two Tunnels which lead out of Bath into the Somerset countryside....Distance: 9 miles
Start Time: 09.40 - meet at BoA station or 10.15 at Oldfield Park Station, Bath.
Duration: app. 6 hours, with 20 min. train journey.
Difficulty: Moderate with one climb
Walk Cost: £3; please buy your own, one way rail ticket on the day.
An interesting walk discovering the more interesting parts of the town, dating right back to Medieval times and taking in some great views....Distance: 2 miles
Start Time: 14.00
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate; some steep steps to reach the top of town.
Walk Cost: Ad. £4.50; Chn. £3
A circular walk westwards to Avoncliff, then up to Winsley to end up with supper at 20.00 at The Seven Stars in Winsley. The...Distance: 6 miles - 3 there and 3 back.
Start Time: 17.45
Duration: Back in BoA around 22.00.
Difficulty: Moderate, one climb.
Walk Cost: £2; pay for your own food on the night.
Sunday 7 September
A varied walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal path, along lanes, field paths and through woods, taking in a guided tour of the Claverton...Distance: 8.5 miles
Start Time: 09.40 (to catch bus at 09.50)
Duration: App. 6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate with one climb.
Walk Cost: £6 incl. guided tour.