Walks

LOCAL WALKS

On the ‘Home’ page you will find several links to walking routes in and around Bradford on Avon.

viewrangerlogoWe are also building a bank of local walks using the “Viewranger” app for smartphones.   Click here for walks.

 

BRADFORD on AVON WALKERS ARE WELCOME’S TWICE MONTHLY  LED WALKS

Scroll down the page to see all the 2019 monthly walk dates.

TUESDAY 26th FEBRUARY  Leaving 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial, Westbury Gardens  BA15 1DE

An 8 mile walk led by Helen Powell going out east of BoA along the canal and river to Hilperton and return. As it’s a slightly longer walk than usual we’ll expect to be back in BoA around 1.30.

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.


SUNDAY 10th MARCH Leaving 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial, Westbury Gardens  BA15 1DE

Richard Craft will be leading; details to follow.

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.

 

War Memorial map
Red dot indicates War Memorial

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.

DSC_9015We 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 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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GETTING HERE

Advice on getting to Bradford on Avon – by public transport, cycle, car or even canal boat.


PARKING

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.

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Baileys Barn car park (green triangle) BA15 1BX

 BoA Walkers are Welcome led walk programme 2019 

DAY DATE LEADER LENGTH ROUTE
Sunday 13th January Jeremy Wire  5m Avoncliff, Murhill & Turleigh
Tuesday 29th January Phil Dring 6m Westwood, Avoncliff & Turleigh
Sunday 10th February Chris Turner  6.5m Turleigh, Winsley, Inwoods, Ashley
Tuesday 26th February Helen Powell  8m Canal & river to Hilperton
& return
Sunday 10th March Richard Craft
Tuesday 26th March Jacqui Bryan
Sunday 14th April Alison Reynolds
Tuesday 30th April Chris Turner
Sunday 12th May Ann Light 10m   ALL DAY WALK
Tuesday 28th May
Sunday 9th June
Tuesday 25th June
Sunday 14th July Tony Giles
Tuesday 30th July Chris Turner   10m+  ALL DAY WALK
Sunday 11th August
Tuesday 27th August
FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER      
SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER          ANNUAL WALKING FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER      
Tuesday 24th September
Sunday 13th October  Richard Craft  10m+   ALL DAY WALK
Tuesday 29th October  
Sunday 10th November
Tuesday 26th November
Sunday 8th December
Tuesday 31st December Richard Craft  6m Inner Circuit of The Wheel