Two Valleys from Bradford on Avon

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A gentle climb through Barton Country Park to Westwood, on to Iford and through woods beside the River Frome to Freshford. Return along the Avon to Avoncliff and the Crossed Guns Pub , then along the Canal back to the start. Please bring a picnic lunch - pub drinks and toilets at Freshford.

A circular walk from BoA along the canal at first, climbing steadily uphill through Barton Farm Park to West wood and down to the bridge over the River Frome at Iford Manor. The walk then follows a path across fields and up through woods adjacent to the River Frome past Freshford Mill until emerging at the inn in Freshford. The return Path takes us by the River Avon to Avoncliff and the Crossed Guns pub. We follow the canal back into BoA and the start. Lunch at Freshford where drinks and toilets are available at the pub. Not suitable for pushchairs but families very welcome.

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Bookings for this walk open 21 days before it takes place.


This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Moderate
Date: Sun September 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 4.5 hours
Distance: 8 miles
OS Grid Ref: ST 824 607
Map Ref: B10
Starting Point: Station Car Park, Bradford on Avon [Far end]
Stile Free: No
Leader: Barry Cox and Dave Wright
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens