The landscape surrounding Bath gives a spectacular setting to the city and a wealth of wildlife and history. For centuries it has been used for its health and recreational benefits with its green fingers reaching right into the city centre providing wonderful walks and views.
The aim of Bathscape is to reconnect people with this unique landscape. Working through our partnership and involving different groups, we will deliver a range of activities and events to encourage greater public use, enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world around Bath and its historic setting.
The Bathscape Landscape Partnership seeks to ensure that this landscape is cared for in a way that fully reflects its value for people, communities and heritage by:
- improving access to and understanding of the landscape and natural environment
- improving its long term management
- revitalising its use for health, recreation and fun.
The Partnership has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership scheme grant to develop and deliver a programme of activity which brings a co-ordinated approach to the care of the area defined as Bathscape. 2017-2018 is the Development Phase during which the detail of the projects will be defined and then submitted to the HLF. The Bathscape Walking Festival is one of the projects that is being piloted during the Development Phase. Support our bid by booking a walk today.
Bathscape partners are:
Bath and North East Somerset Council; National Trust; Bath Preservation Trust; University of Bath; Bath Spa University; Curo; Wessex Water; Visit Bath; Avon Wildlife Trust; Cotswolds Conservation Board; Joint Local Access Forum; Federation of Bath Residents Associations; Wiltshire Council