The Bathscape Scheme was launched in October 2018 to promote better management and use of the Bathscape, the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the historic city of Bath. It aims to restore and enhance the Bathscape, to make it more accessible and help ensure it’s appreciated and actively enjoyed by more people in Bath, both residents and visitors alike.
Thanks to the vital support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The World Heritage Enhancement Fund, Network Rail, Bath & North East Somerset Council and partner organisations, the Bathscape Scheme has received funding of £2.2 million to cover its many different activities over the next five years.
To help people in Bath to more closely connect with the landscape and the heritage around them, the Bathscape Scheme comprises 25 interconnected projects, under the key themes of exploring, restoring and learning. It will care for 80 hectares of woodland, 100 grasslands and 30 important viewpoints, will create 12 new flower-rich meadows and survey 10 important archaeological sites.
During its first five years, the Bathscape Scheme aims to have engaged with more than 4,000 people on guided walks and organised nature-based events, and will have provided many thousands more with improved access to an exciting new network of walks and trails.
And to help it achieve its bold objectives, the scheme plans to have involved around 800 local volunteers and offered 600 training opportunities, ranging from practical conservation to habitat management. We also offer a free advisory service to owners of woodlands and meadows within the Bathscape.