E-mail extract from Laura from Seattle: 

“I was on the walk last Tuesday to the Dog and Fox.  Thank you so much for a wonderful walk. In case anyone questions the value of your website to local tourism, it contributed to my decision to visit Bradford on Avon. I felt very welcome! Thank you. I hope to return some time and will tell others how wonderful Bradford on Avon is”.



Set in the beautiful Bristol Avon Valley and on the edge of the Cotswold AONB, the historic town of Bradford on Avon is the perfect place for a day out, a short break or a walking holiday, with walks to suit all ages and abilities. We are well served by good rail and bus links.

The MacMillan Way and the Kennet and Avon Canal pass right through the town and you can now enjoy any number of walks on our clearly waymarked Walking Wheel.


Click here for advice on how to get to Bradford on Avon, by public transport, cycle, car or even canal boat.

 Our monthly walks and Annual Walking Festival

DSC_5618We organise two local walks every month which are open to anyone who would like to join us and hold an annual Walking Festival during the first weekend of September.

Keeping in touch

If you’d like regular updates on our activities, please subscribe to our newsletter in the panel on the right; you can also link to our Twitter and Facebook pages.

What does being a Walkers are Welcome town mean?

Walkers are Welcome is a network of over 100 towns and villages across the UK. They have come together to help people enjoy the outdoors through walking. Membership of the network helps to ensure that our footpaths and facilities are maintained in good condition to benefit local people and our many visitors.

Find out more on the Walkers are Welcome Towns  national website.

Walks and Maps

To help you plan your walks there is a range of useful material that can be obtained from the Information Centre in Westbury Gardens, by the Town Bridge. These include books of walks, leaflets and maps. Also, we are in the process of building a bank of walking routes using the Viewranger smartphone app and these will gradually appear on our Walks page during 2017.

Also, try this link for more walks:   Walking in Wiltshire as well as our own Walks page.

The Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

ramblers_logo_smallIf you’re looking for a dedicated holiday for walkers and ramblers, try The Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Walking Partnership site. For every holiday booked through them BoAWAW receives a small amount of funding, which is extremely helpful in keeping us going.