Bath and Beyond

Bath and Heritage £520

11th - 15th October 

Bath and Heritage

A six day walking holidaythat will give you a chance to relax and enjoy the gentle landscape and sleepy villages that lie in the beautiful countryside beyond the historic City of Bath.

The walks take you along the Kennet and Avon Canal and you can visit historic Farleigh Hungerford Castle and National Trust Stourhead Gardens as well as following the Bath Skyline with wonderful views over the Georgian City.

This holiday also takes you to the Longleat Estate,the home of Lord Bath.You will not be disappointed with the variety of walks and the beautiful countryside and places of interest you visit.

You will be staying at the Limpley Stoke Hotel a three star,Best Western hotel situated overlooking the Avon Valley four miles from the City of Bath.

Your Programme

Day 1:


Day 2: Limpley Stoke – Bath (E:8mls/13kms)

This walk starts along the Kennet and Avon Canal before we climb through Bathampton woods with spectacular views over the Georgian City of Bath. We drop down to rejoin the canal and finish at Bath Abbey giving us time to spend in the city.

Day 3: Stourhead – White Sheet Downs – Alfred’s Tower (M:9mls/14kms)

Step back in time on this walk where you visit an Iron Age Fort on the top of White Sheet Hill with wonderful views over the Wiltshire chalk downland and the Stourhead Estate.You then enter parkland to reach King Alfred's Tower, returning through woodland back to Stourhead Village.

Day 4: Limpley Stoke - Bradford -on-Avon – Farleigh Hungerford (M:9mls/14kms)

A circular walk which starts at Limpley Stoke and takes you along the Avon Valley to Freshford, where you join the River Frome to walk along the valley, which has been described as the nearest England gets to the Loire Valley. You can visit the ruined Farleigh Hungerford Castle before continuing along the river valley and across fields to Bradford-on-Avon, where we join the Kennet and Avon Canal back to Limpley Stoke.

Entrance to Castle included in guided holiday price.

Day 5: Heaven’s Gate – Longleat Estate– Shearwater (M:8.25mls/ 13.2kms)

This interesting circular walk starts at Heaven’s Gate and gives you wonderful views over the Longleat Estate. You pass through the village of Horningsham and then continue across pastureland and through woodland to arrive at Shearwater Lake.

Day 6: