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New 2020 Itineraries

  1. A Guide to English Landscapes
    Get an insight into an English art form on a 3-day self-drive tour of the Great West Way visiting several genius landscapes created by some of the country’s greatest outdoor architects.
  2. A Guide to Food and Drink
    Discover the best local fare at farmshops and local markets, and sample first class food at a variety of eateries, from Michelin-starred restaurants to gastropubs serving lamb reared on the chalk downs.
  3. A Guide to Bradford on Avon
    Enjoy an easy-going short break in and around the historic market town of Bradford on Avon – with its medieval cottages, converted cloth mills, independent shops, country pubs, and miles of walking and cycling trails.
  4. A Guide to the Stars of the Screen
    Step into a favourite movie or TV drama along the Great West Way – home to some of Britain’s most striking film locations, including Downton Abbey, Harry Potter’s Hogwarts school and the 18th-Century streets of Poldark.
  5. A Guide to Canal Boating
    Enjoy life cruising in the slow lane on a week-long canal boat break along the historic Kennet & Avon Canal.
  6. A Guide to Walking in the North Wessex Downs
    Enjoy the fabulous views on a hiking break on the Ridgeway national foot trail. Used since prehistoric times, the Ridgeway is effectively Britain’s oldest road, passing through the north of the glorious North Wessex Downs.
  7. A Guide to Ancient Wonders
    Explore some of the most beguiling sites of the Great West Way, from the vast monoliths of Stonehenge to lesser-known hillforts like Barbury, Oldbury and Oliver’s castles, dotted along the Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest road.
  8. A Guide to English Gardens
    Spend three days on a trail around some of England’s most compelling gardens and green spaces, from the ancient and bountiful Malmesbury Abbey House Gardens to the grand landscapes and labyrinths of Longleat.
  9. A Guide to Fine Food and Drink
    The Great West Way presents a wealth of epicurean experiences from vineyards and breweries to welcoming pubs that celebrate the richness of produce in the region. Discover where to go in this ambrosial area.
  10. A Guide to Horse-Riding and Racehorses
    Go horse-riding across some of England’s most striking landscapes; admire horses in training and at a leading racecourse; and mingle with racing enthusiasts at wonderful pubs in the heart of this glorious horse country.
  11. A Guide to Walking in North West Wiltshire
    Discover mellow landscapes and some of England’s prettiest villages and little towns on a walking break in North West Wiltshire, based at Corsham and the old market town of Devizes.
  12. A Guide to Towns Connected by Public Transport
    The Great West Way is superbly well connected by public transport. Explore Newbury, Hungerford and Marlborough – all have intriguing streets, independent shops, quality pubs and cafes, and easy-to-reach countryside.
  13. A Guide to Town and Country
    Discover the fine array of handsome old market towns within easy reach of bucolic countryside on the Great West Way. From Newbury to Malmesbury, take a short break combining these historic venues with nearby rural escapes.
  14. A Guide to Cycling Breaks from Bradford on Avon
    Enjoy an easy-going short break in and around the historic market town of Bradford on Avon – with its medieval cottages, converted cloth mills, independent shops, country pubs, and miles of walking and cycling trails.
  15. A Guide to Walking on Salisbury Plain
    Discover the serenely unspoilt areas of Salisbury Plain and wonderful panoramas on one of the most intriguing footpaths in the south of England - the Imber Range Perimeter Path, rich in rare plants and wildlife.
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