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 2020 monthly walk dates

MONTHLY WALKS SUSPENDED

All our monthly walks have been suspended until further notice because of corona virus


 

War Memorial map
Red dot indicates the TIC

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 Tourist Information Centre (see map right) in Westbury House Gardens by the Town Bridge in the centre of BoA, BA15 1DE; this is the What3Words location. There is no charge for walks 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. Current prices are £1.50 for 4 hours; £4.50 for 8 hours.

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Baileys Barn car park (green triangle) BA15 1BX

 BoA Walkers are Welcome led walk programme 2020 

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

DAY DATE LEADER LENGTH ROUTE
Sunday 12th January  Pam Hyde  5m Turleigh, Winsley, Avoncliff
Tuesday 28th January Chris Turner 6m Winsley, Westwood, Spoke 5
Sunday 9th February Richard Craft 6.5m CANCELLED
Tuesday 25th February Chris Turner 6m Turleigh, Winsley, Westwood, Spoke 5
Sunday 8th March Jonathan Brown 6.5m Westwood, Iford, Freshford.
Tuesday 31st March Richard Craft 6.5m Ashley, Inwood, Conkwell, Winsley. WAW National Litter Picking Week
Sunday 12th April Danny O’Callaghan 7m Wingfield, Stowford Farm, Westwood, Avoncliff
Tuesday 28th April  Helen Powell m  tba
Sunday 10th May  Jacqui Bryan m  tba
Tuesday 26th May Ann Light  10.5m Bath, via Sally in the Woods; return by bus/train
Sunday 14th June  Colin Dawe m  tba
Tuesday 30th June  m tba
Sunday 12th July Chris Turner   10m  Bath via 2 Tunnels, return by bus or train
Tuesday 28th July    m  tba
Sunday 9th August m  tba
Tuesday 25th August  m tba
FRIDAY 4th SEPTEMBER      
SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER          ANNUAL WALKING FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER      
 Sunday  13th September m tba
Tuesday 29th September  m  tba
Sunday 11th October    tba
Tuesday 27th October  Chris Turner 10+m  tba
Sunday 8th November m  tba
Tuesday 24th November m  tba
Sunday 13th December m  tba
Tuesday 29th December Richard Craft 6m Festive end of year walk – inner circuit of The Wheel