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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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Oldham, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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81 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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