Avon Valley Railway Ramble

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 27

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Around 6 miles mostly flat, with a couple of quite short but steep hills.

This SUNDAY MORNING linear walk follows the River Avon as it meanders along between Bath and Bradford on Avon. Also in the same scenic wooded valley there is the Kennet and Avon Canal and the Bristol to Salisbury railway line.
On this walk we will journey from Bradford on Avon to Freshford where the railway provides a very convenient way of returning back. First of all we will explore the narrow and historic lanes terraced above picturesque Bradford-on-Avon and affording some very nice views towards the Westbury White Horse. Next we will cross the River to see Bradford on Avon's huge Tithe Barn, alongside the canal towpath. The same path takes us towards Avoncliff with an excellent pub having  a terraced garden which gives great views of the aqueduct that carries the canal across both the river and the railway line. After pausing here for a drink we will continue following the towpath before turning back along the river banks of the River Avon, until we reach Limpley Stoke, and, where the river Frome joins the Avon, the pretty hamlet of Freshford with another olde world pub.  We will end here, optionally taking on food, before catching a timely train back to BoA. We also have another walk 2 weeks later which continues the route details are found here: https://www.outdoorlads.com/events/avon-valley-ramble-part-2-191109

Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but please note the following:
This route follows the canal towpath where cyclists and walkers will be common, as will moored boats with open doors. Your dog needs to be well behaved or on a short lead.

Please also appreciate the fact that not everyone is a dog owner or lover- especially when we stop to eat
If your dog is uncontrolled, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour
We cannot guarantee that this route is dog friendly - there may be styles to carry your dog across.
Your dog needs to have the stamina to keep up with the group. 


Weather - please note this walk will not go ahead in heavy rain.


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