Walks

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...

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, ...