Revel in the natural beauty of Bath and the surrounding countryside with Bathscape Walking Festival...
What is it that makes Bath such a special place? Some may say it’s the Georgian architecture, with its beautiful terraces and crescents. Others will favour the older buildings – the Abbey and the Roman Baths. Its literary associations are the cultural bedrock. And, of course, modern Bath continues its long tradition as a place for healing.
Look up from the city centre and you’ll see that the backdrop to all of this is the magnificent green setting - the hills and green fingers reaching into the city are crucial to its World Heritage Site status. In just a matter of minutes, on foot or by bus, you can be in the countryside looking back down, and from this perspective, you can see Bath nestling in its landscape.
This September, Bathscape Landscape Partnership are holding the first ever Bathscape Walking Festival, to celebrate the city’s landscape - visitors and residents alike are invited to join in a range of free walks, taking in views, wildlife, literature, heritage and forgotten histories.
There are so many stunning views of Bath’s skyline - from Beechen Cliff, Prospect Style, Sham Castle, Beckford’s Tower, Bath City Farm, Little Solsbury Hill, and Bathwick Meadows. Within the Festival, there are walks up to a view from all parts of Bath, so you can inspect the landscape from all angles. Alternatively, for even more of a challenge, and to raise money for a good cause, you can join the Julian House Circuit of Bath Walk and see all the views in a single day.