The Festival of Nature 2016 programme includes a number of fantastic walks and trails along the River Avon and Kennet & Avon canals, taking place from June 11 – 25. Follow a magical new poetry trail along the riverside, book on to a guided Avon ramble or download a new wildlife & history self-guided walk – here’s a round-up of where your feet can take you. For the full Festival programme go to www.festivalofnature.org.uk.
Journey along the River Avon with riverside-inspired poems from some of Bristol and Bath’s best-loved poets. Six enchanting poems will be displayed along the beautiful rivers edge between Bristol and Bath, alongside illustrations from Katharina Nyilas (www.katharinaillustration.com), to transport you into the rhythmic world of life among the reeds.
Guided walks along the River Avon and Kennet & Avon Canal
Join local experts to uncover the hidden heritage and rich wildlife of the River Avon and Kennet and Avon Canal throughout June.
All walks are free, and most don’t require booking.
Self-guided walks along the River Avon and Kennet & Avon canal
Explore the River Avon with downloadable walking trails, including a new trail guide to the wildlife and history of the River Avon in Bath, launched by the WaterSpace Partnership as part of the Festival of Nature. You can also download two audio guides to walks along the Kennet & Avon Canal.