Dorothy House Hospice Care & Bath Interfaith Group walking pilgrimage, open to people of all faiths and none. There will be opportunities along the way for moments of devotion/reflection, quiet contemplation, and appreciation of views and nature; finishing up inside Bath Abbey with an (optional) short thanksgiving service.

Starting from Lansdown Park & Ride we walk through the fields below Beckford’s Tower and then begin the descent into Bath.

Tucked into the hillside above Bath, St Mary’s Charlcombe is the oldest ecclesiastical building in Bath still in use today. In St Mary’s peaceful quiet garden you’ll find a holy well fed by a fresh-water spring. From Charlcombe, we walk downhill through meadows to Larkhall.

Crossing the river Avon at Grosvenor Bridge we join the canal towpath for a short level stretch to Sydney Gardens, where we will pause at the Peace Oak, planted over 100 years ago as part of celebrations marking the end of the First World War.

Finally we take Great Pulteney Street (a popular filming location for period dramas) into the city centre to Bath Abbey where you’re welcome to join in an optional short service marking the end of our pilgrimage.

Bath Interfaith Group and Dorothy House Hospice Care are also offering a longer, full day walking pilgrimage starting from Keynsham. Pilgrims from both groups will join together for the optional service in Bath Abbey.

 

 

 

 

Start Date Saturday 18th September 2021
Start Time 13:00
Duration 3 hours
Distance 5 miles one way
Places Available 45
Meeting Point Lansdown Park & Ride, Bath BA1 9BJ

Details

Start / Finish

Start: Lansdown Park & Ride (at the rear, pedestrian exit to the left of the toilet block)
Finish: Bath Abbey

Terrain

The route is mostly downhill or level, but please be aware some downhill sections are steep. We will be walking through fields where the ground is uneven. There are stiles and steps on route.

Facilities

Public toilets are available at the start point and there are lots of cafes in Bath city centre. The regular park & ride bus service provides a good connection between the walk start and finish points.

Leader(s)

We will walk in smaller groups each with a leader.

Meeting Point

Lansdown Park & Ride, Bath BA1 9BJ