Great West Way Travel Magazine

Prepare before you go

There's nothing like a good map to make you feel like a true adventurer


This Way for a Journey of Discovery

Download our 'This Way for a Journey of Discovery' map of the Great West Way, and get a sense for the exciting possibilit­ies that lie ahead. Will you venture out to explore the mysteries of the North Wessex Downs? Make a summer solstice pilgrimage to Stonehenge? Or set off to photograph the pretty villages of the Cotswolds?

Food and Drink Map

Food lovers can download our food and drink map for an overview of the incredible culinary delights available along the route, featuring local breweries, Michelin starred dining, farmers' markets, afternoon tea, food and drink festivals, quaint country pubs and more.

Kennet & Avon Canal map

Take a look at our Kennet & Avon Canal map to find out about travelling along the beautiful and historic canal that stretches between Reading and Bristol. Looked after by the Canal & River Trust, you can explore the towpath by foot or bike – or float gently along on a narrowboat, canoe or kayak.

Of course, while these maps will steer you towards incredible attraction­s, beautiful landscapes and top places to stay, eat and drink – you are ultimately your own tour guide. Please do wander off course and find things to see and do that are not marked on our maps. This dreamy part of England is set up for surprising discoverie­s.

Great West Way Discoverer Pass

Tickets for the Great Western Railway can be bought from ticket offices at stations along the route but for cheaper tickets and no queues we recommend buying in advance. There are three Great West Way Discoverer routes available, (East, West or global) giving you the opportunit­y to explore your chosen area in one-day instalment­s or over the duration of a week.

Click here to download the Great West Way Discoverer Pass

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