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City Highlights Tour
Join my Open City Highlights Tour on Saturdays at 1.30. £7.50
Please text your guide or email sue.forum@btinternet.com
if you would like to take part in one of the open walks.
It is also often possible to just turn up but we prefer to know in advance that you will be joining us. www.bathtours.org.uk

Please let me know if you would like to join and meet me by the City Highlights A board at 1.30. I will be about 10 metres in front of the Abbey entrance. This is opposite the Roman Baths entrance. On Saturdays it is difficult to park. The largest and cheapest car park for 4 hours or more is Charlotte Street. Or you could use a Park and Ride.
heritage walks bath

Curious About Bath Spa?
Bath City Centre, Starting From Bath Abbey, BA1 1NA
Have fun discovering Bath Spa with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Find answers to clues and match pictures whilst reading stories about this fabulous spa city – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed before.

Bath Spa is a glorious city, renowned for its hot spring baths. Yes, there are many select shops, high-class restaurants and eclectic bars, but to visit here is to visit England as it was over a century ago. Built on the picture-perfect River Avon there's a timeless Abbey cathedral, a Theatre Royal, and a Circus of spectacular buildings inspired by the Roman Colosseum. Once the centre of fashionable Georgian society Bath has outstanding parks, gorgeous gardens, and grand museums. A real must for anyone who wants to absorb England as it was!

Booklet of two walks available to buy or download from curiousabout.co.uk.
Have fun and stay curious!



Bath Skyline Walk - Walking trail
Time 3 hours 30 mins - 4 hours. Distance 6 miles (9.6 km).
Spectacular views of Bath City, Mendips and beyond.. Savour the magnificent views down into the picturesque city of Bath on our most popular walking trail.
Walk through history from an Iron Age hill fort to 18th-century follies and stroll through hidden valleys, woodlands and patchworks of small meadows, all rich in wildlife. This walk burns as much energy as playing 90 minutes of football, according to research. Stop off at the American Museum at Claverton Down and enjoy a free cookie and coffee with your admission fee when you present your printed Skyline map.
Route Map Here
Free MP3 Audio Walking Tour of Bath
In the footsteps of Jane Austen is a free audio walking tour of Bath created by Bath Tourism Plus. Jane Austen was one of Bath's most famous residents and two of her novels are mostly set in Bath, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. This tour takes you around the highlights of the city and includes extracts from Jane Austen's novels and letters, which brilliantly describe Bath as it would have been in it's Georgian heyday...we hope you enjoy it!

The audio tour has 15 chapters and an accompanying map where the route and places of interest are marked. If you have any issues downloading and playing the tour as a whole file, please try downloading the chapters and map individually. The audio files are in mp3 format. You can listen to it using an iPod, iPhone and most MP3 players.

Download here

Chapter 1 Abbey Church Yard
Chapter 2 Thermae Bath Spa
Chapter 3 Sally Lunn’s House
Chapter 4 The Lower Rooms
Chapter 5 The River Avon and Pulteney Bridge
Chapter 6 Laura Place and Great Pulteney Street
Chapter 7 The Royal Mineral Water Hospital
Chapter 8 Beau Nash’s House and the Theatre Royal
Chapter 9 Queen Square and the Jane Austen Centre
Chapter 10 Gravel Walk
Chapter 11 The Royal Crescent
Chapter 12 The Circus
Chapter 13 The Assembly Rooms
Chapter 14 The Paragon
Chapter 15 Milsom Street
Walking around Bath

Rome Around! - Walking Between Bath's Museums
A new campaign aims to make it easy for visitors to find their way between museums in Bath. From the Fashion Museum, for example, it's just a short stroll to No 1 Royal Crescent in one direction, and to the Museum of Bath Architecture in the other. Pick up one of the leaflets with this map when you arrive in the city. Or download and view the map here (pdf)
Walk of Life

Walk of Life
Saturday 12 May 2018
Kennet And Avon Canal - Bishops Cannings To Bath

Join The Forever Friends Appeal’s popular walking marathon along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal on Saturday 12th May – every step will support patients and their families cared for at the Royal United Hospitals.

The 26.2 mile walk will be opened by legendary Glastonbury festival founder, Michael Eavis CBE in Bishops Cannings (near Devizes) and an afternoon 10 mile walk starts in Bradford on Avon. Both victoriously cross the finish line at the Holburne Museum in Bath.

Open to both men and women, registration costs £20 and you’ll receive a t-shirt, medal, refreshments, lots of support along the way…and hopefully some sunshine! Whether you walk to celebrate the life and memories of your loved ones, show your support for someone receiving treatment or simply to take on the challenge, you’ll have a memorable day of walking that will help so many at the same time.

To book your place, visit www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk or contact us at forever.friends@nhs.net / 01225 825691


Wag Walk 2018
Sunday 20 May 2018
Bath Cats And Dogs Home
Take part in Bath’s biggest dog walk of the year
Choice of 2 or 5 mile walk starting and finishing at Bath Cats and Dogs Home, Bath
Guided walk and fully signposted
All doggie sign ups get a wag walk bandana and goodie bag
Free parking and facilities on site
Bring along a picnic for the perfect Sunday out
For more information and to book visit bcdh.org.uk
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