In January 2011 Bradford on Avon became the first Walkers are Welcome town in Wiltshire.
This was made possible by the support and funding of Bradford on Avon Town Council, Wiltshire and Swindon Ramblers and the Bradford on Avon Area Board (Wiltshire Council), in conjunction with Bradford on Avon Chamber of Commerce, Bradford on Avon Tourist Information Centre and Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon.
Set in the beautiful Bristol Avon Valley and on the edge of the Cotswold AONB, the historic town of Bradford on Avon is the perfect place for a walking holiday, with walks to suit all ages and abilities.
Bradford on Avon is very well served by train and bus links, including Bath, Bristol and London.
What does being a Walkers are Welcome town mean?
Walkers are Welcome is a network of around 100 towns and villages across the UK.
They have come together to help people enjoy the outdoors through walking. Membership of the network helps to ensure that our footpaths and facilities are maintained in good condition to benefit local people and our many visitors.
Find out more on the Walkers are Welcome website.
What next for BoA Walkers are Welcome?
- Monthly local walks starting in 2013.
- Our second Festival of Walking in 2013.
- A rolling programme to bring all the local walking leaflets up to date, working with the local Tourist Information Centre and Ramblers group.
- Working with local groups to encourage walking as a health and as a leisure activity.
Walks and Maps
To help you plan your walks there is a range of useful material that can be bought from the Information Centre in Westbury Gardens, by the Town Bridge. These include books of walks, leaflets (some are free) and maps.
Also, try these links for more walks: