The compact nature of Bath makes it ideal to explore on foot, with many of the city’s most iconic sights all within a short walk of each other. And with the countryside on the city’s doorstep, you can easily take to the rolling hills and tranquil surroundings of Bath.
Escape the city centre and follow in the footsteps of the Georgians as you promenade down grand streets, stroll through public gardens and meander along the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal. Take a short amble through the meadows of Bathwick Fields and you will be rewarded with a stunning view of the city.
You can push on for the Bath Skyline Walk, the National Trust’s most downloaded walk. This six-mile route will take you through ancient woodland, over an Iron Age hillfort and alongside abandoned limestone quarries. Take a moment to stop by the Sham Castle for another beautiful vista of Bath.
If you're visiting the city in September, you're in luck! Bathscape Walking Festival, running from 14th–22nd September 2019, offers 50 free walks covering a variety of themes and distances, allowing you to explore every corner of the city and surrounding countryside.
Bathscape Walking Festival
14th–22nd September 2019: Celebrate Bath's unique landscape with 50 free walks.
A City Surrounded by Glorious Countryside
Bath's architectural beauty is only rivalled by the natural splendour waiting beyond it's limits.