The Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights ‘Paperback Ramblers’ walking book group walk Bath’s Uncomfortable Past, a historic walking route developed by Christina Horvath, Ben Van Praag and students from University of Bath Vertically Integrated Projects.

Discuss the city’s complex links to transatlantic slavery and the unheard stories of abolitionists and enslaved people.

This walk around the city provides an opportunity to meet fellow readers and discuss a selection of books on this fascinating, live subject.

Suggested reading list here – but you don’t have to have read them to enjoy the walk.

The walk is timed so that people can join during their lunch break (with a bit of flexibility!)

You can download the original Walking Bath’s Uncomfortable Past route here: Bath Uncomfortable Past Walking Map

Fully booked
Start Date Monday 20th September 2021
Start Time 12:00
Duration 1.5 hours
Distance 1.5 miles
Places Available 20
Meeting Point Bath Abbey Churchyard, BA1 1LT


Start / Finish

Starts at the main doors of Bath Abbey
Finishes at Green Park Buildings Bath BA1 1HZ


Mainly on pavements and level.


Shops, toilets, parking and public transport throughout the city centre.


Sam Drew, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights

Meeting Point

Bath Abbey Churchyard, BA1 1LT