FR1: In The Footsteps of William Smith ***SOLD OUT***

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

Distance: 15 miles
Start Time: 09.00
Duration: 8 hours
Difficulty: Demanding
Date: Friday 31st August
Start Point: War Memorial, Westbury House Gardens, BA15 1DE
Walk Cost: £5
Max. Number: 14

Leader: Chris Turner

This is an all day, circular walk through delightful Somerset and Wiltshire countryside.  The terrain is undulating, with some steepish climbs and passes into and out of the Avon and Frome Valleys.

William Smith was known as “The Father of English Geology”. He was an engineer who surveyed the local area to determine the best course for the Somerset Coal Canal at the end of the 18th Century.  It was at this time that he realised that the stone beneath our feet is layered.  We’ll pass by a ‘sculpture’ put up to celebrate his work surveying the Somerset Coal Canal, the house where he lived and walk along along part of the “Limestone Link’ walking route that joins The Mendip Hills to The Cotswolds.

Please bring a picnic lunch, snacks and drinks.

How to Book

Advance booking is essential for all walks from Tuesday 3rd 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