Walks

Warminster walk

Warminster walk

Andrew Swift takes us on a journey through the historic town of Warminster – choose either the full walk starting on the downs and continuing through the town,...
Brean down

Walk: Make tracks to Brean Down

Start the year off with a stimulating walk along an uplifting stretch of coastline. Andrew Swift makes his way along the breezy headland of Brean Down and enco...
The walking cure

The walking cure

How are we affected by the environment in which we live? Martin Gledhill, senior teaching fellow at the department of architecture and civil engineering at the...
Bath

A changing view: Scenes from Beechen Cliff

While firmly established as Bath’s literary heroine, Jane Austen was not the city’s biggest fan. Andrew Swift recreates one of her walks and tries to work out ...

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...