A mostly flat circular route around historic central Bath along the blue lines of the River Avon and the peaceful Kennet & Avon canal, linking the two via tranquil Henrietta Park and newly refurbished Sydney Gardens.
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Start & Finish: Bath Spa train station *W3W – scrap.broke.chew
Distance: 2.75 miles / 4.3 km with an up and down of 323 ft / 98m
Slopes: Mostly flat with gentle undulations.
Steps & stiles: Several sets of steps, mostly up, down or around bridges. No stiles.
Terrain: Surfaced paths and pavements.
Transport: Visit travelinesw.com. Bus station and train station very close to start. City Centre car parks, or use any of the Park & Ride facilities.
Public toilets: Southgate (city centre), Sydney Gardens, Henrietta Park (all 20p)
Refreshments: Shops and restaurants of Bath, The Holburne Museum café, The Pulteney Arms, The Pump Shed (seasonal opening times).
Rest points: Benches along the river opposite Parade Gardens and Pulteney Weir, in Beazer Maze Garden, Henrietta Park and Sydney Gardens. Informal rest points on lock gates along the canal.
Dogs welcome: Yes, though some urban walking so please be prepared to put them on a lead.
Wheel friendly: No
Features on the route: Pulteney Bridge and Weir, Beazer Maze garden, Henrietta Park, Kennet & Avon Canal, Sydney Gardens and playground.