This is the England of picture postcards; a land of rose-covered cottages, tranquil riverside walks, lazy afternoon teas, historic pubs and bustling farmers’ markets. From the grand streets of Bath – where Jane Austen once lived – to the gentle hills of the North Wessex Downs, the landscapes of the Great West Way are unmistakably English. There are many ways to explore, and outdoor activities to enjoy as you do so. Float downstream on a narrowboat, admire views in every direction from the basket of a hot-air balloon, take a refreshing walk, or try your hand at paddleboarding. It’s time to head outside, get active and explore England’s Great West Way.
So where will your Great West Way adventure take you? From secluded countryside to urban nightlife, the route is full of contrasts – and there’s a huge range of outdoor activities to keep you busy as you go. We haven’t even got around to mentioning windsurfing, horse-drawn carriage rides, rock climbing, or fire-pit cookouts!