Monthly led walks

We lead two morning walks every month, on the second Sunday and the last Tuesday. They almost always depart at 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial (see map below) in Westbury Gardens by the Town Bridge in the centre of BoA, BA15 1DE. There is no charge and they are usually between 5 and 7 miles long; we are generally out for around 3 – 3.5 hours.

The walks are open to anyone at all – residents of BoA, visitors, neighbours from other towns and villages, in fact the more the merrier. They are very sociable occasions and we aim to stop for refreshment, either en route or back in BoA.

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We walk at a reasonable pace and stop occasionally to allow people to catch up. However, it is everyone’s responsibility to be sure they are capable of walking the distances we expect to cover and to make sure they wear appropriate footwear and clothing. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy expensive gear – robust shoes or trainers will be fine and something waterproof and warm, appropriate to the weather conditions; your comfort and protection are the main considerations.

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The monthly walks are all graded as ‘moderate’ which means they will almost certainly involve climbing stiles and there will be at least one steep gradient to negotiate. The ground underfoot will be variable and we will encounter any combination of – tarmac, field & wood paths, rocky, uneven, muddy and tree roots. The pace will be steady (but not slow) and we will stop occasionally for a drink or to catch our breath!

Dogs: Assistance dogs are welcome.
Children: are also welcome and must be accompanied by a responsible adult who needs to be confident that the children have the stamina and concentration to complete the walk based on the information we have provided.

War Memorial map

Red dot shows the War Memorial, our walks leaving point


PARKING

The Canal and River Trust pay & display car park  in Baileys Barn, BA15 1BX (green triangle) has 100+ spaces and is less well used than the town centre car parks.  It’s about an 8 minute walk to the War Memorial (red square).

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Baileys Barn car park (green triangle) BA15 1BX


 MONTHLY  SUNDAY WALK  13 August

Leaving 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial in Westbury Gardens, next to the Town Bridge – BA15 1DE

Colin Dawe will be leading this 7 mile walk going out East and South of BoA. We’ll join Spoke 4 at Sainsburys onto Trowle then take the Outer Circle to Wingfield & Stowford Farm. The route continues to Westwood Manor and we return to Bradford on Spoke 5 past the communication mast & down Jones Hill to BoA lock where you might like to stop for refreshment. We’ll go back to the War Memorial along the canal for a short distance then past the Tithe Barn back to Westbury Gardens.

Please bring your own refreshments for a short stop en route.


MONTHLY  TUESDAY WALK  29 AUGUST

Leaving 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial in Westbury Gardens, next to the Town Bridge – BA15 1DE

Jeremy Wire will lead this slightly longer walk than usual, at 8 miles so we’ll return around 1.30/2.00  Climbing North out of BoA we’ll join Spoke 7 all the way to Dundas, follow the Kennet and Avon Canal to Avoncliff then return to BoA through the water meadows alongside the River Avon.

Please bring your own refreshments for a short stop en route.