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  1. Activities
    Browse all the latest activities available along the Great West Way.
  2. Walkers are Welcome on the Great West Way
    Walkers are Welcome is a nationwide initiative that recognises towns, villages and rural areas that have something special to offer walkers. A number of locations along the Great West Way route have been accredited by Walkers are Welcome. That means that if you fancy walking some or all of the Great West Way route, you’re in for a real treat. There are riverbank rambles, woodland walks and hillside hikes to enjoy.
  3. North Wessex Downs AONB
    The rolling North Wessex Downs encompass some of England’s finest landscapes. The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was created in 1972 to conserve and enhance the natural beauty and tranquillity of these landscapes.
    1. Kennet and Avon Canal
      The beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal (or K&A as its known) flows along 87 miles of the Great West Way. From Bath to Reading, it winds through quintessential rolling Wiltshire hills, bustling towns and even a World Heritage Site. Since 1810, narrowboats have drifted along at four miles an hour, plying their trade from Bristol to London. Today, you'll find a mixture of holiday and live-aboard boaters, all seeking the calm and tranquillity that comes from life on or by the water.
    2. National Trust
      Discover the National Trust Properties along the Great West Way.
    3. Top 10 Long Distance Walking Trails
      Take the opportunity to explore the rolling hills and vast landscapes along the Great West Way. With plenty of long walks to choose from, take a look at our top 10 to choose the best one for you.
    4. Pewsey Wharf
      Located in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and between Stonehenge and Avebury, the Vale of Pewsey is ideal for getting off the beaten track and has plenty of friendly and atmospheric places to stay, eat, drink and shop
    5. 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...
    6. Top 10 Best Short Walks
      The Top 10 best short walks along the Great West Way.
    7. Things to do in the Cotswolds
      In the Cotswolds, home to England’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the picture perfect villages and idyllic rolling pastures have to be the main attraction. Although you might be surprised what else there is to discover… like Castle Combe Circuit!
    8. Westonbirt Arboretum
      Arboretum with over 16,000 rare and beautiful trees, all set in 600 glorious, easy-to-stroll Cotswold acres
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    9. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
      Discover the areas of outstanding natural beauty along the Great West Way.

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    1. Add Stonehenge and Avebury with Oldbury Tours to your Itinerary

      Stonehenge and Avebury with Oldbury Tours

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      Pick up from various locations, Wilts, SN11 8EW

      Telephone

      07947 488665

      Oldbury Tours provide bespoke guided tours of the prehistoric sites of Wiltshire including Stonehenge and Avebury for small groups of up to six. Tours are conducted by our local qualified guide in a 7 seat car. All tours individually tailored.

    2. Add Savouring Bath to your Itinerary

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      Savouring Bath

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      Bath, BA1 1LZ

      Telephone

      01225 425843

      Bath

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      There’s a British Food Revolution happening and Savouring Bath invites you to taste it, right here in Bath!  Discover this top UK foodie destination by using your taste buds, while strolling through its elegant 18th century streets and alleyways. 

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    3. Add Britain’s Best Heritage Tours to your Itinerary

      Britain’s Best Heritage Tours

      Address

      16 Norton Bavant, Norton Bavant, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7BB

      Telephone

      44 (0)7739 667543

      Warminster

      Chauffeur-driven car tours of England's South West in a luxury vehicle with a Blue Badge Guide ( England's most prestigious tourism qualification). Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury Plain, Cranborne Chase. Specialist areas included…

    4. Add Sulis Guides to your Itinerary

      Sulis Guides

      Address

      Bristol, South Glos, BS30 6HB

      Telephone

      +441225852722

      Bristol

      Sulis Guides is a highly regarded guiding company, based in the beautiful city of Bath for over thirty years.
      We provide high quality, experienced, multi-lingual Blue Badge guides for tailor-made car, coach and walking tours of the West Country and…

    5. Add Tours2Order to your Itinerary

      Tours2Order

      Address

      Old Bath Road, Charvil, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9QN

      Telephone

      0118 934 2231

      Reading

      I am a Blue Badge Tourist Guide based in Royal Berkshire. I am qualified to lead tours of Wiltshire and all its surrounding counties, by coach, or on foot, with groups from 2 to 50.

    6. Add The Hidden Gardens of Bath to your Itinerary

      The Hidden Gardens of Bath

      Address

      165 Newbridge Hill, Bath, BA1 3PX

      Telephone

      0779 308 5267

      Bath

      Have you ever wondered what lies behind some of the stunning houses and hotels of Bath?

    7. Add Stonehenge and Avebury with Oldbury Tours to your Itinerary

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      Stonehenge and Avebury with Oldbury Tours

      Address

      Pick up from various locations, Wilts, SN11 8EW

      Telephone

      07947 488665

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      TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 52 reviews52 reviews

      Oldbury Tours provide bespoke guided tours of the prehistoric sites of Wiltshire including Stonehenge and Avebury for small groups of up to six. Tours are conducted by our local qualified guide in a 7 seat car. All tours individually tailored.

    8. Add Compass Holidays to your Itinerary

      Compass Holidays

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      The Studios, Beechurst House, The Reddings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6RT

      Telephone

      01242250642

      The Reddings, Cheltenham

      Compass Holidays specialise in walking, cycling and activity short breaks and holidays in a variety of Great West Way destinations. Unique and active tours with Compass Holidays allows you to get under the skin of the history, culture and natural…

    9. Add Bristol Nordic Walking to your Itinerary

      Bristol Nordic Walking

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      BS20 0QD

      Telephone

      07958 581398

      We’re an experienced and vibrant walking company leading scenic walks in and around Bristol and Bath.
      Let us show you breathtaking scenery rich in history with our 8-16km tried and tested walks around Clifton Suspension Bridge, The Cotswolds,…

    10. Add Active England Tours to your Itinerary

      Active England Tours

      Address

      Walton Well Road, Oxford, Oxon, OX2 6GE

      Telephone

      01865 747975

      Oxford

      Walking and cycling tours fit for all the family.

    11. Add A Taste of England Tours to your Itinerary

      A Taste of England Tours

      Address

      The Old Post Office, 28 Kingsdon, Near Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7LF

      Telephone

      07817 364981

      Near Somerton

      A Taste of England Tours specialises in individually prepared tours for guests who want to explore the heritage, landscape and culture of Southern England and sample the wonderful local food of this region.

    12. Add Alison Howell's Foot Trails to your Itinerary

      Alison Howell's Foot Trails

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      9 Berwick Courtyard, Berwick St Leonard, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5UA

      Telephone

      01747 820626

      Salisbury

      Enjoy an authentic and indulgent experience of rural England. Away from crowds. With extensive local knowledge of Wiltshire and South West England our holidays and local trails will take you off the beaten track.

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