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The River Avon Trail

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Address: Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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A very scenic and peaceful walk, especially in February, as there was barely anyone else there. Lots of birds around, and the area is clean and well-maintained.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very scenic and peaceful walk, especially in February, as there was barely anyone else there. Lots of birds around, and the area is clean and well-maintained.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Maybe we were lucky but there was hardly any other walkers and only a few bikes. We walked from the bridge along the recreation side of the river down to the footbridge. Over the bridge we walked to the racetrack along a well maintained path, noting the loan railway carriage housing a cafe (closed). We saw a warn out sign... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We followed the River walk quite early in the morning, which was nice as no one was really about and sat for quite sometime next to the HolyTrinity church (a lovely spot - looking over at the recreation ground). Despite following the historic walk, personally I think the river and the canal basin are the loveliest part of the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A lovely river with plenty to see as you stroll along. We were there on an extremely crowded day but it did not spoil our river views or walking around. Plenty to see and plenty on offer around the river, with many food / dining options, various boat rides and sightseeing. A delightful picturesque town.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was unsure what to expect of this walk, given it started in Central Stratford and initially was concerned that we would be following a long stream of people, but was pleasantly surprised to find that very quickly we were left the crowds behind and got to enjoy the Warwickshire countryside. It was definitely not a walk to be undertaken... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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