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Name and Bathscape logo in green arrowCircuit of Bath

Bath & NE Somerset

32 km / 20 miles
A walker's circumnavigation of the historic City of Bath

This walk offers stunning views, history, heritage, countryside and city, including Little Solsbury Hill. A beautiful walk in any season as it takes in river, canal, meadows, woodland and peaceful valleys.

It can be walked and is waymarked in both directions, but the climbs are slightly easier going clockwise. There are several pubs and cafes along the route. The walk is divided into four sections each suitable for a day's walk.

You can start and finish in several places including Lansdown, Newbridge and Odd Down Park and Rides, Bathampton or the Brassknocker Basin car park at the canal centre (parking charges apply here).

The route is based on the Julian House sponsored walk, and this local charity has been checking and refining it every year since 2001. An annual challenge event takes place over this route, see Julian House link below.

Source: Bathscape


Waymark: Name and Bathscape logo in green arrow
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Name and Bathscape logo in green arrow
Attributes: Other Paths
Agricultural land
Start and Finish: ST717659 - Lansdown Park & Ride, Bath & NE Somerset View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2021
Web Sites: Bathscape - Circuit of Bath Hiking Route Circuit of Bath - Julian House


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 172
OS Landranger Active 172
OS Explorer 155
OS Explorer Active 155

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Route Profile:

32.7 km (20.3 miles)
795 m (2,608 ft) ascent
226 m (741 ft)  maximum height

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