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A bike parked in front of the bakery in Lacock village, Wiltshire
Enjoy the old buildings of Lacock on this walk | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Lacock village walk

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 Pooh sticks, and views of traditional English countryside are just some of the highlights along the way.

Total steps: 9

Total steps: 9

Start point

Hither Way car park

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

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.

End point

Hither Way car park

Trail map

Lacock village walk map, Wiltshire
Lacock village walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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The house in spring sunshine at Lacock, Wiltshire. The ha-ha is visible in the foreground and there are trees without leaves framing the picture.


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