Walking

Walking trail

A stroll down Lover's Walk

Walking trail

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.

View down a street in the village of Lacock in Wiltshire

Map

A map showing the route of the 'Lacock Lovers Walk' trail

Start:

Hither way car par

1

From the main car park entrance cross Hither Way and take the path through the trees to the village.

2

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.

3

At the war memorial turn right into West Street and then right again into Church Street.

4

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).

5

At the pack horse bridge, over the Bide Brook, bear right and continue up the lane to the end.

6

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.

7

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.

8

Recross the packhorse bridge, turn right into Church Street and shortly, beside the Carpenter’s Arms, left into East Street.

9

After the Tithe Barn, turn left back onto the High Street and back to the car park.

End:

Hither way car park

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A stroll down Lover's Walk

Terrain


Mostly on pavements and across one field. Two stiles to cross. This walk involves one uphill lane, but it
is not steep.

A stroll down Lover's Walk

Contact us

A stroll down Lover's Walk

How to get here

Address
Hither Way, Lacock, Chippenham, SN15 2LG
By train

Chippenham, 3 miles (4.8km)

By road

3 miles (4.8km) south of Chippenham. M4, exit junction 17, signposted to Chippenham (A350). Follow A350 (signposted Poole/Warminster) until you reach Lacock, then follow signs for main car park.

By foot

Surrounding network of footpaths, including route beside Wiltshire & Berkshire Canal.

By bus

Faresaver X34/First 234 Chippenham to Frome (passing Melksham train station, close Chippenham train station and close Trowbridge train station)

A stroll down Lover's Walk

Facilities and access

  • Car parking (free for members, £3 all day)
  • Toilets (incl. accessible toilet and nappy changing facilities) in the village
  • Disabled parking in main car park and Red Lion car park (High Street)
  • Picnic area