After leaving Bushey Norwood, you pass through Bathampton Woods. The cliffs, caves and rocks in the wood tell a story of quarrying the valuable Bath stone used during the Georgian period. Roughly halfway through the wood on the Skyline path, you cross the remains of an incline railway that used to transport the stone to the bottom of the hill in gravity powered trucks. The prehistoric limestone here was formed when lime was deposited around shell fragments of sea creatures millions of years ago. You'll see that most of the buildings in the city below have been built with Bath stone. The open pasture of Bathampton Down you later emerge into gives views out towards Little Solsbury Hill, Bathampton, Batheaston, and up into the Swainswick valley and the Cotswolds beyond.
Leaving the open ground into Bathwick woods, you pass woodland glades that have been created to improve the diversity of wildlife habitat here.