City to countryside walks

Bath Skyline in autumn colours

The city of Bath is nestled among countryside, with visitors enjoying views out from the city centre, and views in from the surrounding green spaces. These guided walks start outside Bath Abbey in the city centre, and wind through city streets before emerging out into the green spaces cared for by the National Trust, taking in glorious views and the atmosphere of wildflower meadows and dark woodlands.

Walks run on Tuesdays, at least once a month from April to September.

After meeting by Bath Abbey at 10am our expert team will introduce you to the key figures in Bath's history, with key locations providing the first few talking points as you head out of the city.

There is a stop for lunch and time to chat to our expert volunteers, may of whom have other roles on the Skyline, and can tell you about dry stone walling, or conservation projects. There are no refreshments available around the route, so it's worth bringing along a packed lunch.

The walk ends at Prior Park Landscape Garden at around 2.30pm, from where you can walk back to the city centre in arounfd 20 minutes, or can catch the number 2 bus (Firstgroup). There are toilets and refreshments available here too.

This 6-mile walk can be challenging in places with steep slopes, steps and stiles. Good walking shoes are essential. Areas can be muddy in the autumn/winter and after wet weather.

2018 walks will be available to book from 1 January.

The first few dates will be Tuesday 17 April, and Tuesday 15 May.