A mostly flat route along the River Avon tow path into the city centre. Pass the famous Royal Crescent and through Royal Victoria Park before a long climb on the return leg up to rewarding views over Bath. Can be walked as two linear walks using the Park & Ride buses.
Download the pdf for the full description and map
Start & Finish: Newbridge Park & Ride *W3W – rush.orchestra.rent
Distance: 6.9 miles / 11.1 km with an up and down of 673 ft / 205m
Slopes: Walk from Newbridge Park & Ride into Bath is flat. Return leg is hilly. Each leg can be completed as separate walks, using the park & ride buses to make it circular.
Steps & stiles: Newbridge to City Centre leg – One set of steps from footbridge over the River Avon back onto the tow path at Churchill Bridge Roundabout. Then steps from the tow path up onto Pulteney Bridge. These could be avoided by diverting through the city centre streets instead.
City Centre to Newbridge leg – One long set of steps down hill along the Cotswold Way between Summerhill Road and Primrose Hill. Cannot be avoided.
Terrain: Mix of paved and unpaved paths.
Transport: Visit travelinesw.com for bus information to and from Newbridge Park & Ride. Free car parking available at Newbridge Park & Ride.
Public toilets: Newbridge Park & Ride (20p), on Southgate Street in the city centre, Charlotte Street Car Park in the city centre (20p)
Refreshments: The Boathouse Pub next to Newbridge Park & Ride, Basil’s Bakery at Locksbrook, numerous city centre options.
Rest points: Newbridge to City Centre leg – Benches along the tow path at Brassmill Lane Park, Kelson’s Field, Green Park & City Centre.
City Centre to Newbridge leg – Benches in the City Centre, Royal Victoria Park and Weston Village recreation Grounds.
Dogs welcome: Yes , but involves city centre walking
Wheel friendly: From Newbridge Park & Ride to Bath Bus Station.
Features on route: River Avon, Pulteney Bridge and Weir, Bath Abbey, Jane Austen Centre, The Circus, Royal Crescent, Royal Victoria Park.