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Bathampton Meadows is easily accessed from London Rd West.
Parking: There is no official parking at the meadows, but there is a small car park in Batheaston next to the meadows entrance.
Sat Nav: The main entrance to Bathampton Meadows is located in Batheaston, use postcode: BA1 7NB for sat nav.
To reach the closest entrance to Bath City Centre, head East out of Bath, walk along London Road until you reach Morrisons, at the far side of the building in the car park there is an entrance to Kensington Meadows, walk through Kensington Meadows and cross over Grosvenor Bridge and the entrance to the Bathampton Meadows will be on your left hand side before the railway bridge. You can also pick-up the canal path from the centre of Bath to connect to the meadows.
The closest train station to the meadows in Bath Spa station approx 3.4 miles (5.4km) from the Batheaston entrance.
The no. 13 or 3 buses run regularly from the city centre to either Morrisons or Batheaston to enter the meadows.
Cyclists can cycle along the London Road East or along the canal to enter the meadows
The green meadows are rich in wildflower and home to many insects and birds.
A section of the meadows has a shared access path, enabling cyclists a traffic free route towards Bath.
Running alongside the River Avon, the meadows are a flood plain protecting the city of Bath from extreme weather events.
As the first green corridor in the National Trust's care, there's plenty to explore at Bathampton Meadows. Discover nature, wildlife and views of the historic city from this natural flood plain.
In the centre of Lacock village, this 15th-century cottage is packed full of charm and makes a cosy base for exploring Lacock Abbey and the countryside nearby.
On the Tyntesfield estate, this former hunting lodge has an octagonal summerhouse and farmland views.
Bathampton Meadows is the first 'green corridor' for the National Trust and links the world heritage city of Bath to the countryside beyond.
Follow the route from Kensington Meadows along the River Avon to Bathampton Meadows taking in the villages of Bathampton, Bathford and Batheaston on the way. Part of the grassland is grazed by sheep most of the year and a shared walking and cycle path can be found at the start.
Abundant with wildflowers during spring, you'll be able to spot butterflies and other wildlife. It's a popular area for bats which can be seen at dusk and if you're an early riser you might catch beavers along the river.
Visiable from much of Bath, the meadows can be seen from Little Solsbury Hill nearby and vantage points on the Bath Skyline.
A 'green corridor' along the River Avon to the east of Bath, linking the historic city centre to surrounding countryside is now in our care and safeguarded from future development.
To find out about current volunteering roles at Bathampton Meadows, visit the volunteering site and search for opportunities in Bath. Or register your interest with Bathampton Meadows.