GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bidford on Avon Walks

8 miles (12.6 km)

This delightful Warwickshire village has some lovely river and country trails to enjoy. Features in the historic settlement include a Grade I listed bridge dating from the early 15th century andBig Meadow, a 26 acre recreational park next to the river. There's also some lovely riverside pubs to relax in after your exercise.
This circular walk from the village takes you along the river to visit neighbouring Welford before heading through the countryside to Dorsington. The route makes use of the Avon Valley Footpath and the Heart of England Way which run through the area.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Avon Valley Footpath and follow the waymarked trail east along a pleasant riverside path to Welford. Here you'll find a number of attractive Tudorhalf-timberedandthatchedcottages.
You then head south west, following footpaths through farmland to Braggington and Dorsington.
The route then heads north west towards Barton before returning to the river and following it back into Bidford.

Postcode

B50 4BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bidford on Avon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bidford on Avon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bidford on Avon

  • Avon Valley Footpath - This delightful riverside walk takes you from Stratford Upon Avon to Marcliff
  • Heart of England Way - Follow the Heart of England Way through the Midlands of England
  • Oversley Wood - Follow the woodland trails through the delightful forest on this circular walk in Alcester
  • Alcester - The Warwickshire settlement of Alcester has several popular waymarked walking trails running through or close by the town
  • Stratford Upon Avon Canal - Enjoy waterside cycling and walking on this 26 mile canal which runs from Stratford Upon Avon to Birmingham
  • Stratford Upon Avon - The Warwickshire town of Stratford Upon Avon is famously associated with William Shakespeare
  • Arden Way - This circular walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Forest of Arden in Warwickshire
  • Coughton Court - Explore the beautiful gardens of the Tudor Coughton Court, before a lovely waterside stroll along the River Arden on this walking route in Warwickshire
  • Stratford Greenway - This 5 mile cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line from Stratford Upon Avon to Long Marston
  • Welcombe Hills Country Park - Enjoy wonderful views over Stratford-Upon-Avon and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside in this elevated country park
  • Inkberrow - This pretty Worcestershirevillage includes a picturesque village green, a historic church and a fine local pub
  • Snitterfield - This pretty Warwickshire village is directly on one of the UK's major waymarked footpaths

Pubs/Cafes

Head to The Bridge for some post walk refreshment. The riverside inn is in a lovely riverside location overlooking the Saxon bridge. You can sit outside and enjoy a high quality meal on the two level decking area if the sun is shining. You can find them at postcde B50 4BG for your sat navs.
Next door is The Frog which also has a lovely riverside garden.

Dog Walking

The river and country trails make for a fine dog walk. The Frog mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

From the village you could follow the Heart of England Way north to visit Oversley Wood and the old Roman town of Alcester.
Heading east will take you to Stratford Upon Avon where you can visit the Shakespeare's Globe theatre and pick up the towpath of the Stratford Upon Avon Canal for some more waterside walking.
To the north west is the village of Inkberrow. It's a worthy place to visit with a picturesque village green, a historic church and a fine 16th century pub. The settlement is also notable as the model forAmbridge, the setting ofBBC Radio 4's long-running seriesThe Archers.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Worcestershire Walks page.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks page.

Photos

Bidford on Avon - geograph.org.uk - 41362

Bidford on Avon. The main street through the centre of Bidford-on-Avon is much quieter since a by-pass was built in the early 1970s.

River Avon at Bidford on Avon - geograph.org.uk - 41683

River Avon at Bidford on Avon

Bidford on Avon - geograph.org.uk - 1088394

View through one of the arches of the bridge.

The bridge at Bidford on Avon - geograph.org.uk - 1399736

The bridge at Bidford on Avon. This ancient bridge is happily unimproved with traffic controlled by lights and niches for pedestrians the recreation grounds to the right provide splendid riverside parking for a small fee.

The River Avon, Welford-on-Avon - geograph.org.uk - 1227248

The River Avon, Welford-on-Avon. View of the River Avon downstream from the weir and lock which is just visible in the background.

Ten Penny Cottage, Welford on Avon - geograph.org.uk - 1227222

Ten Penny Cottage, Welford on Avon. Ten Penny Cottage is situated on Boat Lane in Welford on Avon, the tower of St Peter's church can be seen in the background. This very English view is a popular chocolate box/calendar picture.

Thatched cottage in Dorsington - geograph.org.uk - 1229440

Thatched cottage in Dorsington

The River Avon at Barton - geograph.org.uk - 1229223

The River Avon at Barton. Just upstream from Barton the River Avon splits into two channels as it passes the islet pictured in the background to the right. On the far left the front tip of the hull of a sunken boat protrudes the surface.

Video

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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