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BRADFORD on AVON WALKERS ARE WELCOME’S TWICE MONTHLY LED WALKS
Scroll down the page to see all the 2019 monthly walk dates.
SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER Leaving 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial, Westbury Gardens BA15 1DE
As this Sunday falls in the Walking Festival weekend there will be no walk.
TUESDAY 27th AUGUST Leaving 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial, Westbury Gardens BA15 1DE
Phil Dring is leading this 7 mile walk through Westwood, Farleigh Hungerford and Iford. There will be a couple of climbs and half a dozen stiles and the usual mix of woods, canal, field paths and country lanes.
Please bring your own refreshment for a short stop en route.
Assistance dogs are welcome on all our walks, otherwise we have a ‘no dogs’ policy.
Children are also welcome on our walks, 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.
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 right) in Westbury House 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. Three times a year we lead all day walks with distances between 10 and 15 miles.
The walks are open to anyone at all – residents of BoA, visitors, neighbours from other towns and villages. They are very sociable occasions and we always have a short stop for refreshment, either en route or back in BoA.
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.
The monthly walks are mainly graded as ‘moderate’ which means they will almost certainly involve climbing some stiles and there will be at least one steep gradient to negotiate; because of the extra distance, the all day walks will be graded as ‘demanding’.
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!
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Advice on getting to Bradford on Avon – by public transport, cycle, car or even canal boat.
Parking can be an issue in BoA as there is limited parking space. Please allow plenty of time to park your car as the walks leave promptly at 9.30 a.m.
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 Westbury House Gardens (red square) via the lock and Frome Road. Current prices are £1.50 for 4 hours; £4.50 for 8 hours.
BoA Walkers are Welcome led walk programme 2019