Celebrate Bath’s unique landscape by taking a walk

The 2019 Walking Festival is from 14th and 22nd September, and you can find a Walk and book now.

The Festival features 50 free walks covering different themes and distances. All the walks are led by knowledgeable leaders and supported by volunteers.  Starting at various locations around Bath they explore every corner of the city and surrounding countryside.

If you’re visiting Bath for the first time, or have lived here all your life, whether you want to walk longer distances, enjoying stunning views, find out more about local history or want a shorter, thought provoking experience, there’s a walk for you. It’s a really exciting range of walks, and we are grateful to our walk leaders, funders and players of the National Lottery for making it possible.

The packed programme includes historic walks where you can learn more about John Wood, Ralph Allen, Emperor Haile Selassie and William Beckford. There are walks about death and dying, gardens and climate change and plants and foraging.  Many of the walks are child friendly, including a number of bat walks.  There are also walks aimed at those living with dementia, people wanting to improve their health and wellbeing or taking their first steps to fitness. You can even help Bathscape create a meadow!

A shortened, printable version of the programme is here – Bathscape Walking Festival 2019 Programme V2.

Over the first weekend, there are opportunities to explore further afield with the Somer Valley Walking Festival. The grand finale is, as ever, the Julian House charity annual sponsored walk, The Circuit of Bath Walk, on Sunday 22 September. Walkers can enrol now for this 20 mile challenge and start fundraising to help this important local charity.

To get involved, please get in touch with the Bathscape team.  We are looking for volunteers to help out, but mainly we want you to come along in September and enjoy a walk.

Bathscape aims to reconnect people with the unique natural setting of Bath and the surrounding area.



Walk leaders have planned and risk assessed walks with due regard to the comfort and safety of walkers, but participation is at your own risk.

Please do not walk if you feel unwell. Alert the walk leader if you have a specific health condition and advise them of medication you are carrying. If you have health concerns check with your doctor before taking part.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please ensure that you have an ICE (in case of emergency) contact number that can be accessed from the locked screen of your smartphone, or if you don’t have a smart phone, then please carry a number with you.


Other notes

Bathscape has endeavoured to supply full and accurate information, however it cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or inconvenience this may cause. In particular, public transport information has been checked, but is liable to change, so please check arrangements before travelling.

When you book, we will ask for contact details so we can alert you to any changes to the published programme or cancellations due to weather.

Please be aware that we may take photographs, which might be used in social media and to publicise future walking festivals.  If you would rather not appear, please let the walk leader know at the start of the walk.


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