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“Amazing how quickly you leave behind the hustle and bustle of Stratford!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The River Avon Trail

The River Avon Trail
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing how quickly you leave behind the hustle and bustle of Stratford!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

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 following rain as much is through woods and fields, but was a good beginners walk which was reasonably flat - there's only one point where you climb and descend steps through the wood, but these are well maintained and not too steep.
The only slight criticism I have is that signage isn't always great and the refreshment stop shown on the map at the half way point, is only open at weekends.

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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

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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“The truth be told”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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 few steep steps. That aside, one is in glorious, peaceful countryside, just you, the birds and a few locals walking their dogs. And, coming and going, Stratford looks a lot prettier from a distance. Another benefit for us travellers was in getting a bit of exercise and some clean fresh air.

Visited May 2014
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Avebury, United Kingdom
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“Pretty & Peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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.

Visited April 2014
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“Nice walk but beware the steps”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 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 return journey is all flat. There are two routes back - one along the Avon which we did not take, and the other along the route of the old railway adjacent to the Racecourse which was flat.

Visited April 2014
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