A hot spring in your step – Bath Walking Short Break

Take a self guided walking tour through the historic city of Bath. Explore the elegant terraces, parades, crescents and squares that make this one of Britain’s finest Georgian cities.

 

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  • Comfort: B&B
  • Start/Finish: Bath
  • Distance: 57 km / 36 miles
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Availability: Please call for details
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Day 1: Arrival and City Trail
Settle in at your hotel before setting off on the City Trail.  This is a winding walk around the majority of this fascinating city’s great sites with the opportunity to visit some of the buildings, museums and collections that vividly illustrate its many layers of history. Unfortunately geography rarely coincides with chronology so the story tends to jump about from time to time. The route concentrates on the heritage and only touches briefly on the main shopping areas so, if you’re looking to exercise you’re credit cards, you will need to make some short detours.
Approx 6.4 - 10 Km (4 - 6 miles)

Day 2: Batheaston, Solsbury Hill, Wooley, Beckfords Tower & Sion Hill
Leave Bath through Batheaston passing the fascinating facade of the house where the Woods family lived; they were largely responsible for putting the town on the map in the 18th century. Climb to the Iron Age fort on Solsbury Hill, immortalised in the song by Peter Gabriel and cross the valley of the Lam Brook through the villages of Upper Swainswick and Woolley then climb the 156 steps of Beckford Tower for the most spectacular view. Return to your accommodation through Lansdown, one of the city's finest suburbs with grand houses and excellent views, passing the Bath Museum on the way. 
Approx 12 - 15 Km (7.5 - 9.5 miles)

Day 3: Widcombe, Bathampton Down, Claverton Manor, Monkton Combe & Prior Park 
Walk across the Downs and through the woods above Bathampton and enjoy the views across the Avon Valley. At Claverton Manor visit the American Museum in Britain and discover the varied history from across the pond. The little valley village of Monkton Combe provides a more rural aspect to this walk for you to enjoy before heading back into the city past Prior Park which is a beautifully landscaped garden that inspired Henry Fielding's bawdy novel "Tom Jones".
Approx 12, 14.5 or 16 Km (7.5, 9 or 10 miles)

Day 4: Tucking Mill, Midford, Combe Hay & Southstoke
This area is said to offer the best walking around Bath with peaceful villages and a rich landscape of green valleys surrounded by wooded hillsides. Added to this is a wealth of industrial heritage from the 18th and 19th centuries to provide interest along with all the beautiful scenery. There are a couple of long hills and the paths are very varied with some steep sections. 
11 - 16 Km (7 - 9.75 miles)

Day 5: Depart or extra nights

Key Details:

  • Four night 5 day minibreak (short breaks from 2 nights available)
  • This tour will start in Bath and will finish in Bath.
  • The minimum distance of this short walking break in Bath is 40km / 25 miles.
  • The maximum distance of this short walking break in Bath is 57 km / 36 miles.
  • The approximately daily walking distance will be 4 - 10 miles per day.
  • Suitable clothing will be needed for this tour.

 

There are many highlights on this exciting vacation including:

  • Costume and Buildings Museum
  • The Bath Abbey
  • Boat Trips along the River Avon
  • 18th Century Aqueducts and Pumping Station
  • Iford Manor Gardens
  • Solsbury Hill
  • Beckford Tower
  • Unesco World Heritage site
  • Georgian City
  • Roman Baths
  • White Horse 
  • Wansdyke earthwork 
  • Sarcen Stones 
  • Devils Den burial chamber 
  • Roman roads 
  • Race horse gallops

Getting to Bath

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from the city of Bath.

By Car – Bath is located just ten miles from junction 18 of the M4 Motorway.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Bath including Bristol and Birmingham.

For more information on getting to Bath please the VisitBath website.

Included
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
  • Smart Phone GPS App with Routes
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from Bath

Day 1: Arrival and City Trail
Settle in at your hotel before setting off on the City Trail.  This is a winding walk around the majority of this fascinating city’s great sites with the opportunity to visit some of the buildings, museums and collections that vividly illustrate its many layers of history. Unfortunately geography rarely coincides with chronology so the story tends to jump about from time to time. The route concentrates on the heritage and only touches briefly on the main shopping areas so, if you’re looking to exercise you’re credit cards, you will need to make some short detours.
Approx 6.4 - 10 Km (4 - 6 miles)

Day 2: Batheaston, Solsbury Hill, Wooley, Beckfords Tower & Sion Hill
Leave Bath through Batheaston passing the fascinating facade of the house where the Woods family lived; they were largely responsible for putting the town on the map in the 18th century. Climb to the Iron Age fort on Solsbury Hill, immortalised in the song by Peter Gabriel and cross the valley of the Lam Brook through the villages of Upper Swainswick and Woolley then climb the 156 steps of Beckford Tower for the most spectacular view. Return to your accommodation through Lansdown, one of the city's finest suburbs with grand houses and excellent views, passing the Bath Museum on the way. 
Approx 12 - 15 Km (7.5 - 9.5 miles)

Day 3: Widcombe, Bathampton Down, Claverton Manor, Monkton Combe & Prior Park 
Walk across the Downs and through the woods above Bathampton and enjoy the views across the Avon Valley. At Claverton Manor visit the American Museum in Britain and discover the varied history from across the pond. The little valley village of Monkton Combe provides a more rural aspect to this walk for you to enjoy before heading back into the city past Prior Park which is a beautifully landscaped garden that inspired Henry Fielding's bawdy novel "Tom Jones".
Approx 12, 14.5 or 16 Km (7.5, 9 or 10 miles)

Day 4: Tucking Mill, Midford, Combe Hay & Southstoke
This area is said to offer the best walking around Bath with peaceful villages and a rich landscape of green valleys surrounded by wooded hillsides. Added to this is a wealth of industrial heritage from the 18th and 19th centuries to provide interest along with all the beautiful scenery. There are a couple of long hills and the paths are very varied with some steep sections. 
11 - 16 Km (7 - 9.75 miles)

Day 5: Depart or extra nights

Key Details:

  • Four night 5 day minibreak (short breaks from 2 nights available)
  • This tour will start in Bath and will finish in Bath.
  • The minimum distance of this short walking break in Bath is 40km / 25 miles.
  • The maximum distance of this short walking break in Bath is 57 km / 36 miles.
  • The approximately daily walking distance will be 4 - 10 miles per day.
  • Suitable clothing will be needed for this tour.

 

There are many highlights on this exciting vacation including:

  • Costume and Buildings Museum
  • The Bath Abbey
  • Boat Trips along the River Avon
  • 18th Century Aqueducts and Pumping Station
  • Iford Manor Gardens
  • Solsbury Hill
  • Beckford Tower
  • Unesco World Heritage site
  • Georgian City
  • Roman Baths
  • White Horse 
  • Wansdyke earthwork 
  • Sarcen Stones 
  • Devils Den burial chamber 
  • Roman roads 
  • Race horse gallops

Getting to Bath

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from the city of Bath.

By Car – Bath is located just ten miles from junction 18 of the M4 Motorway.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Bath including Bristol and Birmingham.

For more information on getting to Bath please the VisitBath website.

Included
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
  • Smart Phone GPS App with Routes
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from Bath
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