Bath to Bradford-On-Avon Canal Walk

What you'll do

Did someone just say pretty as a picture? They must be talking about the Bath to Bradford-on-Avon canal walk!

Long-distance walkers will love this lovely flat stroll along the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal. Great sights? Great views? Even better company too? Read on...

Join Bristol Steppin Sistas, a walking group that celebrates women, their wellbeing, and more diverse communities braving the outdoors. If you've ever felt too intimidated to explore the city's surrounding areas, Bristol Steppin Sistas provides a support network and walking group where you can feel safe. You can find them checking out the South West's dreamiest beauty spots - this one is right up there...

The Kennet & Avon Canal flows for 87 miles and links London to the Bristol Channel. You'll be enjoying the stretch from Bath to Bathampton, Claverton and Bradford-on-Avon. This 10-mile gentle walk is the perfect peaceful escape - watch narrowboats calmly cruise along the water, admire Georgian landmarks and check out quaint little tea rooms.

Beginning at Bath you'll take in the city's grand period features and architecture, a place or two might look familiar from Bridgerton! You will be led through this spa city walking along the canal - look out for herons and swans. You'll pass several historic landmarks so bring your camera along to capture them.

Moving along the canal you'll enjoy the Cotswold countryside and rolling hills, Bathampton's Roman settlement village with its cute cottages lining the canal, and popular wild swimming spot Bathampton Weir. Further along, there's Claverton's Warleigh Weir and Dundas Aqueduct - this canal walk will spoil you with water features!

Your final destination is market town Bradford-on-Avon. Exploring this historic town on the banks of the River Avon will feel like stepping back in time. Full of medieval features, charming cafes and shops, this is the perfect finish to a wholesome day. You'll have even picked up some new friends along the way!

Please note: if you feel you cannot walk this distance, this walk will not be suitable for you, as only two breaks will be taken during this walk.

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Did someone just say pretty as a picture? They must be talking about the Bath to Bradford-on-Avon canal walk!

Long-distance walkers will love this lovely flat stroll along the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal. Great sights? Great views? Even better company too? Read on...

Join Bristol Steppin Sistas, a walking group that celebrates women, their wellbeing, and more diverse communities braving the outdoors. If you've ever felt too intimidated to explore the city's surrounding areas, Bristol Steppin Sistas provides a support network and walking group where you can feel safe. You can find them checking out the South West's dreamiest beauty spots - this one is right up there...

The Kennet & Avon Canal flows for 87 miles and links London to the Bristol Channel. You'll be enjoying the stretch from Bath to Bathampton, Claverton and Bradford-on-Avon. This 10-mile gentle walk is the perfect peaceful escape - watch narrowboats calmly cruise along the water, admire Georgian landmarks and check out quaint little tea rooms.

Beginning at Bath you'll take in the city's grand period features and architecture, a place or two might look familiar from Bridgerton! You will be led through this spa city walking along the canal - look out for herons and swans. You'll pass several historic landmarks so bring your camera along to capture them.

Moving along the canal you'll enjoy the Cotswold countryside and rolling hills, Bathampton's Roman settlement village with its cute cottages lining the canal, and popular wild swimming spot Bathampton Weir. Further along, there's Claverton's Warleigh Weir and Dundas Aqueduct - this canal walk will spoil you with water features!

Your final destination is market town Bradford-on-Avon. Exploring this historic town on the banks of the River Avon will feel like stepping back in time. Full of medieval features, charming cafes and shops, this is the perfect finish to a wholesome day. You'll have even picked up some new friends along the way!

Please note: if you feel you cannot walk this distance, this walk will not be suitable for you, as only two breaks will be taken during this walk.

Minimum fitness level required.

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Facilities

  • Outdoors

On the day

  • Meet outside Blacks, Bond Street at 10AM
  • Please request a disclaimer by email beforehand (if you haven't already signed one): bristolstep123@gmail.com
  • Travel to Bath by coach (£1 donation to be paid upon boarding coach)
  • Wear suitable footwear, bring a raincoat and jumper - depending on the weather
  • Packed lunch/snacks needed. There is a cafe half-way and restaurant near the end

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Bristol Steppin Sistas

Bristol Steppin Sistas is a community that empowers women, creating safe places for them to walk while grounding their mental and physical wellbeing. The outdoors is great for clearing the mind and enjoying good times - this is what this community is all about.

This walking group welcomes everyone regardless of their culture or race. Bristol Steppin Sistas acknowledge there's been a reluctance for women of colour to venture into unfamiliar spaces where they might feel exposed, judged or vulnerable. This walking group aims to motivate women of colour to visit rural areas around Bristol they haven't seen before and step across these boundaries in the safety and company of others who share similar experiences. Join this inclusive community celebrating Mother Nature and sisterhood around the South West's most stunning locations.

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Your host

Sophie Brown

Sophie is the founder of Bristol Stepping Sistas and your qualified walk leader. Growing up in the countryside, Sophie always enjoyed exploring rural areas and found spending time in nature healing. But she recognised lots of women of colour are held back from doing the same - they might feel unsafe, judged or exposed in these unknown environments. Sophie was inspired to create safe walks where women of colour felt comfortable - Bristol Stepping Sistas was born. This growing sisterhood champions exercise, fresh air and nature with an encouraging support network at its core.

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Price
Free / Adult
Duration
8 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.