This year the Bathscape Walking Festival had double the number of walks and three times as many walkers as last year. We included a range of new themed walks and continued to develop walking for health and wellbeing. We welcomed many local residents and those from further afield. One visitor from the US described the walk as one of the highlights of their trip.
The Walking Festival is partly about discovering something new or finding a new place. 99% of those who completed the feedback survey said they’d learnt something new. We followed in the footsteps of Emperor Haile Selassie; discovered why Royal Victoria Park was known as Bath’s Hyde Park; we traced the links in the chain of wealth generated by captured and enslaved people; and we saw and heard a lot of bats – including the most astonishing daylight display of noctules at Bath City Farm.
We’d love to hear from anyone who’d like to be involved in next year’s Festival – 12th to 20th September 2020.
We are also starting to look at other walking activities for the rest of the year. We will be looking for additional volunteers, so watch this space, or get in touch.