Castle Combe Circular, Cotswolds

Castle Combe is a small village in Wiltshire, England, on the edge of the Cotswolds AONB. Some may know it as home to the Castle Combe Circuit, a car and bike racetrack, but in sharp contrast to the high-octane activities undertaken nearby, the village itself is beautiful. Many of its buildings are hundreds of years old, … Continue reading Castle Combe Circular, Cotswolds

Just Visiting: Avebury, Wiltshire

Having heard about this place and driven through it many times and not got out to have a look around, we ventured over to Avebury in the car after work from Devizes (we happened to be working there that day). Avebury is famous for its circular henge and standing stone circles which date back to the … Continue reading Just Visiting: Avebury, Wiltshire

Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Hungerford

This 28 mile stretch of canal took us from the market town of Devizes, Wiltshire, to Hungerford, West Berkshire, with an overnight stop in the picturesque thatched village of Wootton Rivers.  There was so much to see on this walk apart from the normal pleasures of the canal; we saw some excellent pubs, abundant wildlife, the impressive Bruce Tunnel and even a … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Hungerford

Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Bradford-on-Avon

This Wiltshire walk took us from the historic market town of Devizes, along a 13 mile stretch of canal to the pretty riverside town of Bradford on Avon. Make sure you didn't miss our first walk on the Kennet & Avon from Bath to Bradford-on-Avon. Public transport arrangements facilitated doing this stretch 'backward'; Devizes doesn’t have a train station so, aiming to keep … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Bradford-on-Avon