Starting and finishing on Batheaston High Street this circular route starts with gentle riverside views before climbing up to the top of Little Solsbury Hill for magnificent views, then returning via the shops and cafe of Batheaston.

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Start & Finish: Batheaston Riverside and Gardens car park *W3W – pepper.fills.bleak
Distance: 3.3 mile / 5.3 km with an up and down of 631 ft / 192 m
Slopes: Flat first half of the walk. Steep ascent up to Little Solsbury Hill followed by a steep descent back to Batheaston.
Steps & stiles: several step sets, no stiles
Terrain: Pavement, unpaved paths, and minor roads. VERY MUDDY in winter. Not recommended to walk after wet weather.
Transport: Visit Bus Stop next to start point on London Road East. Car park free but restricted to 2 hours. Free parking available elsewhere in the village. Please park respectfully.
Public toilets: At the start (20p)
Refreshments: Shops and Cafes of Batheaston and The Bathampton Mill Pub
Rest points: Benches along the river at Batheaston. No other formal rest points but the top of the hill is a great place to stop and soak up the view.
Dogs welcome: Yes, though livestock and ground nesting birds are on Little Solsbury Hill, and livestock can be in the fields through Bathampton Meadows so please be prepared to put them on a lead.
Wheel friendly: No
Features on the route: National Trust’s Bathampton Meadows, Tin Church at Bailbrook (very short diversion from the route), Little Solsbury Hill.


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