Lacock village walk

Walking trail

This easy walk takes you around the beautiful medieval village of Lacock and explores some of the off-the-beaten-track paths within easy reach of the village centre. Picturesque cottages, a bridge over the ford for playing 'poohsticks' and views of traditional English countryside mean it has something for all.

Kindly written by Ian Clements

Houses in the village at Lacock, Wiltshire


A map showing the route of the Lacock village walk


Hither Way car park


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


Pass the entrance to Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum on your right.


At the old Tithe Barn turn right into East Street and then right again into Church Street.


Just before St Cyriac’s church, turn left into a small lane called Nethercote.


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


Turn left to cross a stile into a field. Turn half right (diagonally); there are some tall poplar trees beyond the hedge ahead. You should aim about 20yd (18m) to the left of these poplars to cross the stile in the hedge.


Turn left along the pavement and continue ahead to the village. This was the old main road before the building of the bypass.


Cross the town bridge over the Bide Brook and continue ahead up West Street.


Turn left at the war memorial into High Street. The National Trust shop is on your left. You should now follow the outward route back to the car park.


Hither Way car park

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Lacock village walk


This short walks is mostly on pavements, with stiles into and out of one field.

Lacock village walk

Contact us

Lacock village walk

How to get here

Hither Way, Lacock, SN15 2LG
By train

Chippenham train station, 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).

Lacock village walk

Facilities and access

  • Car parking (free for members, £4 all day)
  • Toilets (incl. accessible toilet and nappy changing facilities) in the village
  • Disabled parking in main car park and the Red Lion car park (High Street)
  • Picnic area