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West Wiltshire Group

We are the West Wiltshire Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

This walk is a gem, a real discovery.  It goes through the Swainswick Valley north of Bath, before climbing up onto Solsbury Hill.  The views throughout are outstanding and there is human interest in terms of villages, churches and graves of the rich and famous.  In Bailbrook, for example, we find not only a ‘listed’ tin church but also a former licenced tea and coffee house. 

Please note: the Finish Time is an estimate and may vary.

Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8km / 5.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Booking is essential.  Please TEXT the walk leader to book a place.  There will be a limit on numbers due to both potential parking issues and some road walking, albeit on quiet narrow lanes.

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Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 76400 67101
Nearest postcode:
BA1 7AH
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Start time:
10:00 am

Meet on the former A46, now bypassed by the Batheaston Bypass and called simply Gloucester Road, at a point ½ mile north of the A4 at Lambridge. This is at a minor crossroads with Bailbrook Lane on the right and Ferndale Road on the left. There is room for roadside parking within 100 yards of this junction, postcode (approx) BA1 7AH. What three words are total.rivers.theme Please text the leader if you plan on joining this walk. There will be a limit on numbers due to both potential parking issues and some road walking, albeit on quiet narrow lanes.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking