NEW! – Saturday Adventure, Lacock and Nocket’s Hill Loop, 6.5 miles

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Theresa Ardley

Walk Description:

NEW! – Saturday Adventure, Lacock and Nocket’s Hill Loop, 6.5 miles  

Walk Grade: 6.5miles, 600ft ascent, some steep hills, a few stiles 3hours – this walk requires an element of fitness    

The walk starts from the centre of the medieval market village of Lacock, with its superb architecture and houses dating back over 800 years. The route opens up to beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the River Avon. It follows a section of the Wilts and Berks canal (under construction). The walk ascends Nocketts Hill which can be muddy when we leave the canal (if too muddy an alternative route follows a quiet lane). We follow the route through part of Bowden Park with views looking over the historic Lacock Abbey. The final part of the walk follows the River Avon, as it flows through the valley of Snaylesmeade on which stands the Abbey.  

The walk consists of flat fields; minor roads; canal side footpaths; woodland and parkland. It may have muddy sections when wet or following extended rains   Paths can get muddy after rain, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hill walking. Please bring a drink and a light snack. The address for the meeting point is adjacent to the Red Lion pub, The High Street, Lacock SN15 2LQ where there is limited free car parking. Please try to avoid parking on the High Street. For National Trust members use the National Trust car park on Hither Way, Lacock SN15 2LG, 5mins, The cost is £4.80 for non-members. There is longer parking on some of the roads on the outskirts of Lacock. Please be sensitive as to where you park. Public toilets are available adjacent to the Stables Tea Room, so at the start and end of the walk; there are not any facilities on the walk. We start by the National Trust Stables tea rooms in small car park by the Red Lion Pub in the centre of Lacock. The Tea Rooms do not open until 11am and so refreshments are not available at the start. There are tables outside the tearooms. All are welcome to stay for refreshments after the walk. Limited free parking is available on the road near the Abbey entrance at the end of the high street.     

This walk is being led by All Seasons Nordic Walking walk leader Theresa, Theresa’s contact is 07900 270695

Pay as you go price is £12.00. The Pre-Pay price is therefore £9.60 after the 20% discount is applied. For walkers who pay £35 per month for unlimited walks with All Seasons, this walk is included in that package, so no extra charge.

Adventure Walk – Description: Simply enjoy sociable Nordic walking in stunning locations with a mixed ability group. Led by accredited instructors or leaders, these walks make the most of our beautiful country and are a way to enjoy being active outdoors.