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A return to the Malmesbury River Walk…..

Found myself in my favourite local town, Malmesbury and decided to do the “River Walk”.

Malmesbury is an ancient settlement – one of the first ever boroughs in England with a 1000 year old Norman Abbey. The town is built on a hill, almost surrounded by water (the Tetbury Avon and the Sherston Avon) so could be well defended. Until the civil war, there was a wall surrounding the town.

The walk is delightful, following a path along the River Avon – riverside, woodland, meadow and pasture. First along the “Tetbury Avon” and then to the point where it joins the “Sherston Avon” and flows on down through Chippenham, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath and Bristol to where it empties into the Bristol Channel at Avonmouth.

There are at least five rivers in England called “Avon” – the word “Avon” means “river” in old English!

Towards the end of the walk, the view across the river, to the town on the hill, is stunning…..almost like Tuscany (particularly in the right light that, sadly, I did not have yesterday).

Anyway…..enjoy and visit !

Rob Little
Tour Guide
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