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  1. Tailor make your Great West Way experience
    Wootton Rivers Lock, Wiltshire
  2. A spectacle around every corner
    Avebury UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. Travel along the way in style
    Travelling with Great Western Railway along the Great West Way
  4. Walk this way (Walk our Way)
    Bath Skyline Walk
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Along the Great West Way 

Along The Way

  1. Bath & Bristol
    At the western end of the Great West Way you’ll find Bristol and Bath. A blessing for the urban adventurer since these 2 cities are so close together geographically - just 15 minutes by train - yet miles apart in character.
  2. Wiltshire
    Between London and Bristol & Bath, and venturing up into the Cotswolds, you’ll find the county of Wiltshire. Patchwork fields, chalk plateauxs and irresistibly pretty villages. It’s not all rural heartland, of course, there’s market towns and a city to explore too...
  3. Thames
    A boat ride on the River Thames reveals a real spectacle of sights, winding out of London via some of the capital’s most magnificent attractions - the Houses of Parliament, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens. But as you venture further west, new spectacles unfold.
  4. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    Discover the areas of outstanding natural beauty along the Great West Way.
  5. The Cotswolds
    The Cotswolds offers the sort of chocolate box views that many imagine when they think of England. Its honey-coloured limestone villages and rolling farmland, dotted with curly-haired Cotswold sheep, make up the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country.
  6. Royal County of Berkshire
    Considering its proximity to London, this home county is big on old English charm. With its leafy villages, wild pastures and horse-drawn canal boats, you can hop off the train and feel as though you’ve travelled back in time a few hundred years.
  7. How to: Travel the Great West Way by Train
    How to travel along the Great West Way by train.
  8. How to: Travel the Great West Way by Narrowboat
    Take a look at how we recommend to travel the Great West Way by narrowboat.
  9. How to: Drive the Great West Way
    Take a look at the recommended ways to drive along the Great West Way.

Plan your Way...

  1. Suggested Itineraries
    For helping planning your Great West Way journey, take a look at our suggested itineraries for some inspiration.
  2. Recommendations
    Click here for our recommendations along the Great West Way.
  3. Great West Way Top 10s
    Top 10s along the Great West Way.
  4. Explore
    Take a look at exploring the Great West Way.
  5. Groups
    Take a look at how to make the most of your journey along the Great West Way in a group.
  6. Walking
    Walking along the Great West Way.
  7. Cycling
    Cycling along the Great West Way.
  8. Getting Around
    Getting around the Great West Way.
  9. Create Itinerary
    Create a personal itinerary for your trip along the Great West Way.
  10. Tips
    Tips for the Great West Way.
  11. See & Do
    Look at see & do to see what you can get up to along the Great West Way.
  12. Great West Way Travel Magazine
    Discover the latest edition of the Great West Way Travel Magazine by clicking here.
  13. Maps
    Great West Way maps.
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