Stunning countryside walk with a river, two canals and an abandoned railway.

A gentle nine mile meander through stunning Bath area countryside. Our walk will take us through Sydney Gardens, Bathampton, Claverton, Limpley Stoke, Monkton Combe and then under Combe Down, and back into Bath.

During the walk, which will be taken at a gentle pace, we will walk alongside the River Avon, the Kennet & Avon and Somerset Coal Canals before joining the old Somerset and Dorset Railway line which will bring up back into Bath.

We will visit the last resting place of Admiral Arthur Phillip (Bathampton), Harry Patch (Monkton Combe) and discuss the locations of a secret World War Two underground ammunition depot and the film, The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953).

This will not be a guided tour, but there is plenty to see and chat about as we pass through some wonderful countryside.

Dog friendly.


Start Date Thursday 19th September 2019
Start Time 10:00
Duration 6 hours
Distance 9 miles
Places Available 25
Meeting Point Bath Spa Railway Station - to the left of main entrance


Start / Finish

This is a circular walk which will start and finish at Bath Spa Railway Station, left hand side of main entrance.


All flat and on solid paths. Watch the footwear as there could be some muddy bits.


Loos at start / finish and at various points along the way.
Lunch can be of a packed variety or bought at the Angelfish café on the Somerset Coal Canal, Limpley Stoke, whilst a cup of tea could be purchased at Bathampton before or after visiting the parish church.


The walk is about nine miles and although it would be great to have everyone along for the full walk there are a number drop out places, together with buses back to Bath from Bathampton, Claverton, Limpley Stoke and Midford.


Richard Mann

Meeting Point

Bath Spa Railway Station - to the left of main entrance