Frome Valley Walkway, Part 1

Time for something a bit more urban than we're used to. Come with me on a day's walking one of our local river trails, the Frome Valley Walkway which runs from its source near Tormarton in the Cotswold hills to its mouth where it spills into the Avon near Castle Park in central Bristol. Please … Continue reading Frome Valley Walkway, Part 1

River Avon Trail: Bristol to Bath, Part 2

As promised, Part 2 of this beautiful river walk is here. Hope you enjoyed part 1 of this walk along the River Avon Trail from Hanham Mills in Bristol to Bath city centre. We have gorgeous river scenery, an old brass mill, bridges, locks, marinas and more pubs for you in the second half. Let's pick up from where … Continue reading River Avon Trail: Bristol to Bath, Part 2

River Avon Trail: Bristol to Bath, Part 1

This 13 mile walk follows the River Avon from Hanham Mills on the outskirts of Bristol to Bath (the Bristol Avon, not to be confused with Shakespeare's Avon or any of the others). We wanted to ensure we had finished the entire Kennet & Avon Navigation and not just the canal itself which have already completed. We ventured to the riverside hamlet … Continue reading River Avon Trail: Bristol to Bath, Part 1

Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal: Hockley Heath to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Those that read our recent post will know that we spent a few days being cultured in Stratford-Upon-Avon recently. While we were there we couldn't resist working a canal walk into our busy itinerary. This pretty walk took us from the small West Midlands village of Hockley Heath to the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon along … Continue reading Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal: Hockley Heath to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Just Visiting: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

A few months ago we spent a few days in the birthplace of the immortal bard. As a visitor you are inclined to ignore the occasional clumsy Shakespeare reference (such as a crude caricature of the bard with a toothy grin, brandishing a multi-coloured ice-cream in each hand on the side of a boat vending such deserts, or a toy emporium call … Continue reading Just Visiting: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

On the Horizon: Bristol to Bath

This Saturday we are doing the final stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal having genuinely believed we had already finished it at the end of our last walk! Having conquered the Berkshire stretch of towpath and riverside right-of-way from Hungerford to Reading, we got home, delighted with our achievement, only to discover a shocking fact. Namely, the term 'The … Continue reading On the Horizon: Bristol to Bath

Just Visiting: Bath

Having both been to university in this visually stunning and culturally rich place (but not actually met at the time, despite us both living there for the same three years), Harriet and I are frequent visitors of Bath as we love the city and have friends that live there. There is so much that a visitor to Bath … Continue reading Just Visiting: Bath