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Overview

This 6.5 mile walk follows the Bath Skyline National Trust route before returning to the city for the Christmas market in the afternoon

Advance booking is not required, but if you plan on attending this walk, please indicate this on Meetup if you can (see Website link), so others can see that there will be plenty of people going.

Pace: medium.

Saturday, 2 December 2023
Start time:
11:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.5km / 6.5mi
Ascent:
300m / 984ft
Type:
circular

Walk details

We'll follow the Kennet & Avon Canal out from the station before joining up with the main Bath Skyline route around Bathwick Meadow and beginning our ascent. At the top of the hill we'll find the Sham Castle as well as fantastic views over Bath. Then we will follow the contour of the hill around the university before heading back into the city for our Christmas market social.

Travel details

By public transport

The 10.25 from Reading arrives in Bath at 11.19. This train also stops in Didcot at 10.39.

By car

Parking is available in Bath – the two nearest car parks to the start point are the station car park and SouthGate Mall car park. Charges will almost certainly apply.

Notes

  • Please bring a packed lunch and a drink.
  • It might be muddy – please wear suitable footwear.
  • Please feel free to contact the leader with queries about the walk, or if you are delayed on the day.

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 75286 64333
Nearest postcode:
BA1 1SU
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Start time:
11:30 am

Bath Spa Station (south side, by the tunnel)

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking