As we couldn’t bring guided walks this year, we’ve collected some video walks instead.

Ever wondered what happens on a bat walk? Well now’s your chance to find out. Bats are very active during September, until it starts getting too cold for them, so it’s a good time to go along to a park at about 7pm.

Last year we had a guided walk exploring Emperor Haile Selassie’s time in Bath. Keith has recorded a 20 minute video version of the walk. Thanks to the volunteers of Fairfield House and Keith for letting us show this.

Charlie, from Off the Record’s LGBT+ SPACE, has told us a bit more about what new walks she’s discovered during lockdown.

Over the next year, our self-guided walks will be accompanied by videos. This is an example, filmed when the pyramidal orchids were in full bloom. If you want to try this walk for yourself, you can download it here: St Catherine’s valley and Charmy Down.

Another way for us to show you some walking routes is via a ‘flyover’, this one was produced for us by Dr Steph Merchant from University of Bath.

Steph has also created a longer (35 minutes) video walk, this time you can see the whole journey as she travels from Whiteway to Englishcombe.

Or you take one minute to immerse yourself in the sounds and sites of nature, from @simontaylorimages.

We’d love your feedback on all of these different styles of video, by email to