Moving time  one hour 16 minutes

Time  3 hours 3 minutes

Coordinates 1143

Uploaded January 14, 2018

Recorded January 2018

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near Bath, England (United Kingdom)

From the Bath Spa Station, this walk explores the River Avon, part of the Kennet and Avon Canal, a section of the "Walk to the View" path system, Widcombe Village, Pulteney Bridge, and part of central Bath.

A free map of the entire "Walk to the View" circle route is available at the tourist Information Centre in central Bath.

Recorded in January, 2018.
Train stop

Bath Spa Station

The Great Western Railway (British Rail) stop for Bath. Trains depart from Paddington Station, London, and continue to Bristol and South Wales.
Bridge

Footbridge across River Avon

South of Bath Spa Station, a footbridge crosses to the south bank of the River Avon.
River

River Avon

Proceeding east along the south bank of the River Avon, towards the Bath Locks section of the Kennet and Avon Canal.
River

Bath Locks

Proceeding east along the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Bridge

Kennet and Avon Canal

A roadway crosses over the canal, with a short, moderately steep grade up to the road level. It may be slippery and muddy - a good indicator of conditions to be expected higher up on the surrounding hillsides.
River

Widcombe Locks

"British Waterways Board, Widcombe Locks, restored at the expense of The City of Bath and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, 1969-1976"
panorama

Bathwick Fields

From the canal heading south, there is a moderate climb to paths and fields overlooking the City of Bath. The path can be muddy in places. Parts of Bathwick Fields are grazed by cattle in the summer months. All was open for dog walkers in January.
Birding spot

'Walk to the View' public footpath

A free map of the entire "Walk to the View" Public Footpath network is available at the Tourist Information Centre in central Bath.
Photo

Gate into farmyard

Exit the steep public footpath through a gate into a farmyard, observe signage, and proceed directly onto the farm lane.
Photo

Gate into field

Before crossing the main road and through an opposite gate onto a field path, there is access to the Smallcombe Garden Cemetery. Detailed information is on an attached photo.
panorama

Smallcombe fields

There are more good views over Bath from the top of the fields near Smallcombe Village.
panorama

Smallcombe Village

After climbing up through Smallcombe Fields, the path joins a road at Smallcombe Village. The route then follows the road down Widcombe Hill towards Bath.
Bus stop

Widcombe Hill Bus Stop

The route follows the road downhill towards Widcombe and Bath. Option of taking a bus from here. The bus stop sign in the photo is on the north side (going up) but there must also be a nearby stop on the south side (going down).
Provisioning

the White Hart Inn

On arriving at central Widcombe Village the White Hart Inn is on the left.
Provisioning

'The Ram'

3.50 GBP pints The route passes the back entrance to this pub, where an inconspicuous door leads to stairs up to the pub area.
River

River Avon

Walking north along the east bank of the River Avon.
River

River Avon - east Bank in Bath City

Proceeding north to Central Bath.
Bridge

Pulteney Bridge

The Landmark Bridge in Central Bath, shops line both sides of the roadway, like the famous old London Bridge. Interesting shops along the bridge including a stamp and coin collectors shop and a more traditional pharmacy.
Provisioning

Guildhall Market

In central Bath, numerous shops, restaurants, pubs, attractions.
Photo

Abbey Hotel and The Huntsman

Classic Bath.
Provisioning

Sally Lunn's

Historic restaurant famous for its breads. "The Oldest House in Bath 1482 Sally Lunn lived here 1680"
Provisioning

Abbey Green and The Crystal Palace

In a small square, a short walk to the south of the Bath Abbey.
World Heritage Site

Bath Abbey and Roman Baths

Iconic attractions of Bath.
Provisioning

Street fruit and vegetable market

Operating on an evening in January, 2018.

3 comments

  • Dick Haasnoot May 20, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Of you are in Bath you must do this walk.

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver May 20, 2019

    It's only a small segment if a much longer network of paths, full map at tourist information in downtown Bath.

  • ownosourus Sep 5, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Amazing trail and easy to follow.

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