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The River Avon Trail

Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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Type: Biking Trails
Traveler Description: The beautiful River Avon runs through Stratford upon Avon then out along the West of town. You can choose to walk along either side of the River... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A fantastic walk with nice food/restaurant along the river. Bit busy but that means everyone likes it!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Aside from the brilliant theatre we found Stratford a bit tacky, faux and touristy. It was not our favourite town. So you can imagine our pleasure to discover the walk and get away from the crowds. We walked the whole way on both sides. it was a little wet in places and there is the one place that has a... More

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Avebury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Kept well maintained, beautiful surroundings, quite paths, ended at Holy Trinity Church and Grave Yard - very peaceful & pretty. Plenty of benches to sit & enjoy the scenery.

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berkhamsted
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This walk along the banks of the Avon is recommended when it is dry as it can get rather muddy in places. Part way there are steep steps leading up from one of the locks and then down again further along. The route goes as far as an old railway bridge which crosses the Avon by the Racecourse and the... More

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Tabanac, Aquitaine, France
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25 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant walk with changing views along the river on both sides, particularly nice on a sunny day. Walk is an easy 3 miles there and back to town centre, and is full of locals walking their dogs or generally strolling. It does show the town well, with varying views, some wildlife, architecture and fields, and some changing river views with... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This lovely walk starts along the river and continues through fields and past the race course. There is a cafe in an old railway carriage part of the way round which is a welcome break. The walk is about 3 miles so not too far (even for a novice walker)

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Bolton
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great Sunday morning walk with two dogs but its not compulsory, you can do it on your own! We love walking around the river here and you can find quieter areas if you look and are prepared to walk further

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Senior Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Whilst it 'followed' the river to much was through farmers fields for it to be pleasurable. We turned back after a short while, and looked for something more interesting to do.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

If you do anything in Stratford Upon Avon make sure you come out and have a walk along the river on a nice sunny day. It is one of my favorite places in the world now and I've seen a lot places. Nothing quite beats a quiet walk along the river watching the ducks and thinking about how long ago... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

A lovely place to walk and take in the scenery on a nice day. Very pretty surroundings, and a nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busier tourist spots. A great walk for the dog as well.

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