A stroll down Lover's Walk
This easy walk explores some of the off-the-beaten-track routes of this medival market village. Picturesque cottages, views of the glorious hills behind the village and a shady path on the way back down make it perfect for a summer's day.
Kindly written by Ian Clements.
Hither way car par
From the main car park entrance cross Hither Way and take the path through the trees to the village.
Pass the entrance to Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot museum on your right and continue into High Street, passing the National Trust shop on the right.
At the war memorial turn right into West Street and then right again into Church Street.
Just before St Cyriac’s church turn left into a small lane called Nethercote (see small stone inserted into cottage wall with the name on).
At the pack horse bridge, over the Bide Brook, bear right and continue up the lane to the end.
Turn left, cross the stile and go straight ahead. Aim just to the left of the nearest telegraph pole in the field and cross the stile in the hedge on your left, about two thirds of the way along the hedge.
Turn immediately left down a narrow tarmac path and continue walking away from the road on this enclosed path, known locally as Lovers’ Walk. This takes you back to the Bide Brook.
Recross the packhorse bridge, turn right into Church Street and shortly, beside the Carpenter’s Arms, left into East Street.
After the Tithe Barn, turn left back onto the High Street and back to the car park.
Hither way car park
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