2019 Dates: Sundays – 12 May, 9 June, 21 July, 18 Aug, 15 Sept
We collect you at 8.30 from London at Paddington Station, platform 1 under the clock, and take you by bus Windsor, which is about 1 hours’ drive. We visit Windsor Great Park, where we walk through Windsor Great Park, down the Long Walk and right into the heart of Windsor, before taking a full tour of Windsor Castle and a good look around the town. Taking the bus to your hotel on the Kennet and Avon Canal means a nice, gentle start to your holiday.
Mileage: Walking, 3-5 miles
After an earlier start we walk along the wonderful canal route towards the beautifully named Honeystreet and on the quiet roads in the surrounding areas for morning coffee and lunch by the canal. We visit the stunning Avebury (think Stonehenge but much bigger), before setting off by support vehicle to the World Heritage Site and monument at Stonehenge. You will have ample time to walk to and around the stones which have been an enduring mystery for millennia. We stay the night in Devizes, which gives us great access to the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Mileage: Walking, 4-8 miles.
We drive to the aqueducts and then walk into the city on one of the most beautiful walks in the country. We stay in Bath where the city comes to life in the evenings, with great restaurants, pubs and entertainment. We stay in Bath where the city comes to life in the evenings, with great restaurants, pubs and entertainment.
Mileage: Walking, 4-8 miles.
We walk from Tetbury to Prince Charles’ house and gardens at Highgrove to the 2000-year old Roman road right into the heart of the city.
The tour ends in Bath where guests are able to stay for longer in the same or other hotels. On-going travel is easy from Bristol Airport, or Bath Railway Station with connections back to London.
Mileage: Walking, 4-10 miles.
Guests stay in the best 4* hotels in the region, with unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and stunning food – just see The Francis in Bath. Further options are available for those who want to stay in a country cottage location or in a selection of hand-picked bed and breakfasts or pubs.
Walk or bike as much or as little as you like as there are options to suit all ages and abilities. Every day guest will be able to shorten the route if required ensuring guests only need to walk and cycle the miles that suit them.
And if you need picking up that’s no problem, we are always on hand to help. A support vehicle is with the guided tours at all times.
If you choose to bike, we have a fleet of bikes from Giant and flat bar, drop bar, road, hybrid and e-bike options all bike types are catered for. Helmets as standard, just bring your shoes and pedals, if you have them, and away you go.
Our guides are local experts in history, heritage, flora and fauna. They know every gate, stile and pub!