A short walk to one of the most famous city centre viewpoints in Bath, at Alexandra Park. Walked as a circular, this walk takes you steeply up and gently down, but the gentler route could be taken in both directions for an easier climb.
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Start & Finish: Bath Spa train station *W3W – scrap.broke.chew
Distance: 1.47 miles / 2.37 km with an up and down of 676 ft / 206 m
Slopes: Long and steep climb up Jacobs Ladder. Steady descent down. Steep climb can be avoided by using the return route in both directions.
Steps & stiles: No stiles. Lots of steps.
Terrain: Surfaced and unsurfaced paths, pavement.
Transport: Visit travelinesw.com. Bath Spa train and bus stations at the start. Pay and display city centre car parks, or around Alexandra Park.
Public toilets: Southgate (city centre), Alexandra Park (20p)
Refreshments: Shops and cafes of Bath City Centre
Rest points: Benches half way up Jacobs Ladder and in Alexandra Park, Beechen Cliff Woods and Magdalen Gardens.
Dogs welcome: Yes
Wheel friendly: No
Features on the route: Alexandra Park Viewpoints, Alexandra Park Playground, Beechen Cliff Woods, Magdalen Gardens