Subject: Day trips from Bradford-on-Avon

We would very much like the group's thoughts on the following itinerary.

Rachel and I will be in Bradford-on-Avon, for three days, from the 27 to the 29 September.

Leaving early(ish)on the 27th we will be driving from Broadway, some 120kms, to Bradford-on-Avon, where we will leave the car at the B&B, catch a train to Bath and spend the rest of the day there. Apart from the usual tourist sights, can anyone give us some suggestions on what to see or do while in Bath?

On the morning of the 28 September we are looking at taking a drive to the Cheddar Gorge and walking the cliff tops. Has anyone done this and if so, is it worth the effort?

We then plan to spend the afternoon in Wells, visiting the cathedral as well as Vicar's Close, Bishop's Palace and the Archdeaconry. Is there a car park near the cathedral? On the net I have seen some great aerial shots of Vicar's Close, Bishop's Palace and the Archdeaconry. Is there somewhere where the public can take similar photographs? Is there any other attractions that we can visit, while in Wells? Sally any chance of a GTG sometime in the afternoon, maybe a nice afternoon tea.

On the 29th we will begin by checking out the towns of Castle Combe, Biddestone and Laycock. From there we will visit Bowood House and gardens. Next we will see the Oldbury White Horse, West Kennett Barrow and the Avebury Stone Circle. We will then head south-west to take in the picturesque villages of Wherwell and Chilbolton. If time permits we will have a look at Longleat, on the way back to Bradford-on-Avon.

Are we attempting too much? Can anyone suggest changes, or additions, to the above-mentioned itinerary?

I thank you, and all assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Richard Bloomfield(New Zealand)