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Walking Holiday in England on
The River Avon Trail
(which connects with the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath)
from Bath to Bristol

Walking Holiday on River Avon Trail
Online Booking Available
This is an 18 mile walking holiday on the River Avon Trail
following the meandering course of the River Avon from Bath to Bristol.
The hiking route is a great first walking holiday experience as it is easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route. The Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your walking holiday in Southern England.
Walking holiday on Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath Bath on walking holiday on River Avon Trail
  Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath /
River Avon Trail: Bath to Bristol
Suggested Tour Duration:
2 days walking
3 nights
Total Distance:
18 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/9 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
easy
Features:

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Avon Gorge
SS Great Britain in Bristol
Roman Baths at Bath
SS Great Britain in Bristol on Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath walking holiday
Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Bath
Optional Day 1: extra night in Bath
Day 2: Bath to Keynsham                        9 miles
Day 3: Keynsham to Bristol                     9 miles
Optional Day 2: extra night in Bristol
Day 4: Depart after breakfast
Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on walking holiday on River Avon Trail
 
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and can also be walked upstream.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too. Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK.
Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday on
The Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
/ River Avon Trail

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed maps and itineraries
Bath to Bristol 4 day itinerary:
2 days walking and 3 nights
£267pp
dbl/twin
£372pp
single occ
£447pp
solo traveller
Book Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday on
The Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
/ River Avon Trail

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
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How to get there
By Plane to London
By Car to Bath or Bristol where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Bath or Bristol
The Kennet and Avon canal connects the Bristol Channel at Bristol with the River Thames at Reading providing an inland waterway between Bristol and London. On its journey it passes through the magnificent Avon Valley and the Vale of Pewsey.
John Rennie undertook the surveying for the canal, with building commencing in 1794 and completed in 1810.
The Dundas Aqueduct and the Avoncliff Aqueduct carry the Kennet and Avon Canal over the River Avon.
However the canal enjoyed only thirty years of exclusive business, with the main trade being coal, before it suffered the competition of the Great Western Railway which opened in 1841.
The canal was then deliberately run down and neglected until the post war years when forty years of hard work and renewed interest resulted in the the canal being reopened in 1990.
This walking trail connects with
the Cotswold Way at Bath.
The route passes through the cities of Bath and Bristol which are great places to visit, with good shopping, restaurants and pubs.
This walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England's history mixed with the modern UK of today. This is a gentle walk, full of contrasts, with bustling cities and quiet river and canal banks.
This is a popular walking tour, so we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing.
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