Bathampton Meadows

Bathampton Meadows looking towards Bath from Batheaston

A “green corridor” along the River Avon to the east of Bath, linking the historic city centre to surrounding countryside.

In 2020 the National Trust’s Director-General Hilary McGrady announced our ambition to create 20 “green corridors”, knitting together green space, woodlands, towpaths and parks to remove barriers that could prevent those in inner city neighbourhoods from accessing large green areas.

The corridor through Bathampton Meadows is the first of these corridors to be confirmed.

Meandering out from the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage site, the route through Bathampton Meadows is now in the care of the National Trust and safeguarded from future development. This is thanks to a transfer of land from Bath and North East Somerset Council, and an acquisition of farmland using a restricted fund of legacy donations.

Bathampton Meadows looking across to Batheaston
Bathampton Meadows looking across to Batheaston
Bathampton Meadows looking across to Batheaston

Now the land is in our care, we want to work with the local community and key partners to improve the meadows for both people and nature.

We’ll shortly launch a programme of community engagement to develop the future of the meadows in partnership with local people and key partners. We want to better understand what the meadows mean to people and develop plans on how the land can better support nature habitats and access. There will be conversations, volunteering opportunities and drop-in events coming soon. 

Bathampton Meadows is being looked after by our Bath countryside team who can be reached at bathskyline@nationaltrust.org.uk.