1. Tailor make your Great West Way experience
    Wootton Rivers Lock, Wiltshire
  2. A spectacle around every corner
    UNESCO World Heritage Site Avebury
  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

Plan Your Way

Areas 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.

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    Top 10 places for family fun along the Great West Way.
  2. Suggested Itineraries
    For helping planning your Great West Way journey, take a look at our suggested itineraries for some inspiration.
  3. Top 10 Charming Market Towns
    Top 10 charming market towns we recommend along the Great West Way.
  4. How to: Travel the Great West Way by Train
    How to travel along the Great West Way by train.
  5. The Best: Events to Plan your Visit Around
    The best events along the Great West Way to plan your journey around.
  6. The Best: Places to Get Active
    The best recommended places to get active along the Great West Way.



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