Walks

Walk: Take flight to Caen Hill

A succession of green lanes, a Norman castle, views over Salisbury Plain and a towpath with a dramatic flight of 16 locks are the highlights of Andrew Swift’s ...

The lost pleasures of Lyncombe

Kirsten Elliott takes a walk in Lyncombe Vale and encounters what used to be its three pleasure gardens. The route passes the site of Spring Gardens, one of th...

Walk: From West Dean
to Salisbury

A 12th-century palace steeped in royal history, roaming alpacas and a couple of quaint country pubs are among the hidden gems that feature on Andrew Swift’s li...

Walk: Hidden Lansdown

Andrew Swift stays close to the city this month, following a short walk that discovers some less explored areas in Lansdown, passing through Hedgemead Park, Ri...

Walk: Seven country miles

Fancy an invigorating country walk with plenty of refreshments en route? Andrew Swift follows a trail from Norton St Philip to Hinton Charterhouse, Wellow and ...

Walk the walk: Frome

As a heritage destination, Frome keeps a low profile, and yet it has 371 listed buildings – more than any other town in Somerset. Andrew Swift explores the tow...

Walk: Footloose and Bristol bound

Andrew Swift explores some of Bristol’s hidden corners, including the site of one of England’s largest castles, ruined churches, the remnants of the medieval c...

Dolebury Fort walk

Andrew Swift explores the ruined ramparts of Dolebury Fort and offers two walks – one long, one short – for an energising December trek before heading back to a...

Walk: Over the mountain

Andrew Swift goes in search of a mountain to climb and discovers one with enough craggy slopes and expansive views to dispel any gloomy throughts about the appr...

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...