Exploring Wiltshire on Bicycle

Angloed Education founder Isabel Alvarez writes about her holiday cycling through Wiltshire and why she thinks this area of the country is such an idyllic place to study in.

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Our little home for the week – photo by Isabel Alvarez

We were lucky with the weather during our holidays in Wiltshire. We rented a 300 year old cottage in a rural location and went off to explore the area via country lanes on our mountain bikes.

There were farmers everywhere cutting hay and I realised where the English expression ‘hay fever’ comes from, although the allergy can happen for many other reasons.

We cycled by the Avon Canal on the towpath that runs for miles beside these meandering  waterways that cross the whole of the country. Transport by boat in the British Islands was the only way before railways & roads existed and it was mostly developed during the industrial revolution.

Avon Canal

Photo by Isabel Alvarez

The areas we explored have some outstanding boarding schools and we passed several during our excursions.

Prior Park College this school has a beautiful garden designed by entrepreneur Ralph Allen with advice from Capability Brown. It is now open to the public and belongs to the National Trust. Great school in a very safe location.

Warminster School was founded in 1707 to educate the sons of the Longleat State workers. Nowadays the house and state are open to the public. This school is homely and diverse in a peaceful and rural location.

Monkton Combe, near the Avon Canal. Of course they are mad about water sport –  regatta, sailing and rowing are everyday life here.

Probably one of the reasons why there are so many beautiful boarding schools in this area is the peaceful environment and beautiful countryside.

The area of the country has great expanses of open spaces and greenery. It is a calm and safe place to go to school. Photo by Isabel Alvarez.

The area of the country has great expanses of open spaces and greenery. It is a calm and safe place to go to school. Photo by Isabel Alvarez.

There are plenty of opportunities to practise outdoor activities and sports so parents can rest assured that their children will be safe and active at the same time.

If you would like more information about those or any other boarding schools in the UK, please write to info@angloed.com

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