Walks

A walk of ancient haunts

A walk traces the shape of a landscape and embraces its history. Andrew Swift crosses the valleys of the rivers Frome and Avon and discovers Italianate gardens,...

Walk: In the footsteps of Jane Austen

Ambitious plans to restore Sydney Gardens, once called Bath Vauxhall Gardens, to their former Georgian glory await approval. Kirsten Elliot enjoys a historic wa...

The Cotswold Way

This month’s walk follows one of England’s most popular long-distance footpaths, the Cotswold Way. As well as being something of a switchback, with frequent asc...

The Walk: Lower Woods

Edge towards the end of April and the bluebells will arrive, carpeting the woodlands with their dusky blue shades. Andrew Swift finds a walk in a 700-acre wood ...

Walk: Victory on Lansdown

Explore the historic site where the Royalists were at loggerheads with the Parliamentarians at Lansdown in 1643. Andrew Swift guides us around the site of the b...

A ramble through Englishcombe’s past

This enchanting village is rich in history, Andrew Swift takes you on a tour Picture a village at the end of a narrow, winding lane, hidden in a fold of the ...

The walk: England’s prettiest village

Andrew Swift takes a walk around the woods and valleys surrounding historic Castle Combe village This is a lovely walk for autumn, starting in Castle Combe, ...

Touring Bath’s ancient sites

A walk for high summer which takes in some of Bath’s most ancient sites. Andrew Swift is our guide This six-mile walk from the centre of Bath leads to some o...

In the foothills of mendip

Andrew Swift discovers the picturesque countryside of west Frome on a 12 mile walk This is a 12 mile, six hour ramble exploring the fascinating countryside w...