Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk
Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk

Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk

The Cotswolds
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Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk

Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk

Distance: 9.1mi
Elevation: 1,188ft
Time: 3.5-5h

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The Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk begins in the picturesque market town of Bradford-on-Avon. You’ll follow the Kennet & Avon Canal as it winds its way through the Cotswolds. Along the way, you’ll enjoy walking through scenic woods, beautiful countryside, and across the spectacular Avoncliff Aqueduct.

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Getting there

To get to the Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk you can park in the town and then walk along Frome Rd to the junction with Kennet Gardens. You’ll find the start of the path from Frome Road between the Canal Tavern and the Lock Inn.

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Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk Description

The Bradford-on-Avon Canal Walk is an easy family-friendly walk that begins in the beautiful Cotswolds Market town of Bradford-on-Avon. The path leaves town between the Kennet & Avon Canal and the beautiful River Avon. The walk passes by the incredible Avoncliff Aqueduct which is an impressive historic structure that carries the canal over the river.

From the Aqueduct, this walk continues along the towpath and follows the canal through scenic woods and countryside. After you’ve passed the Conkwell Wood, you’ll cross the Dundas Aqueduct to the turn-around point at the Angelfish Café. Stop for some refreshments or turn around and start the walk back to beautiful Bradford-on-Avon.

Consider a Walking Holiday in the Cotswolds

One of the best ways to experience this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by booking a pre-planned adventure tour in the Cotswolds. Find the famous self-guided Cotswolds Way and other amazing guided and self-guided tours on 10Adventures Tours.



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