SA3: Hidden Valleys & Panoramas of Corsham – 7 places left

This walk is part of the 2019 Bradford on Avon Walking Festival

Distance: 11.5 miles
Start Time: 10.00
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty: Demanding
Date: Saturday 7th September
Start Point: Springfield Campus, Corsham SN13 9DN
Walk Cost: £5
Max. Number: 20

 

 

Leaders: Sarah Keevil & Elma Lawer, Corsham WAW

**Please note this walk starts at 10.00 from the Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Rd. Corsham SN13 9DN, where there is parking and toilets. Please make your own transport arrangements & we recommend car sharing if at all possible to minimise environmental impact.

This is a circular, cross country walk from Corsham to Colerne along country lanes, across farmland and through old woodlands, with far reaching views. There are lots of stiles and several steep climbs and descents.

The walk starts along the old tramway and through a nature reserve. We cross really peaceful countryside through the atmospheric Weavern Valley with its derelict farmhouse. Skirting Monks Wood, an SSSI and ancient woodland managed by the Woodland Trust we join the Macmillan Way for a short while, past Euridge Manor and on to Thickwood and Colerne where we stop for our picnic lunch. There are public toilets in Colerne and there may be time for a quick look inside the C13th St John the Baptist Church.

We make our way back to Corsham and the Springfield Campus through Widdenham, another hidden valley, before a steep climb back to Middlewick and Pickwick where Charles Dickens apparently stayed at the Hare and Hounds; the innkeeper, Moses Pickwick, may have inspired The Pickwick Papers.

This is the first year the Corsham and BoA Walkers are Welcome groups have collaborated to provide walks for each other’s festivals and we are delighted to be working like this with our neighbouring Wiltshire WAW town.

How to Book

Advance booking is essential for all walks from Monday 1st July.
Bookings are being taken through 'Holidays and Cruises For You', 32 Silver Street, Bradford on Avon BA15 1JX, either in person or by phoning 01225 865725