A 6.5 mile circular walk through Bathampton Meadows before climbing to Little Solsbury Hill and Charmy Down, returning via North End to Batheaston.
An interesting start at a Secret Riverside Garden before crossing the River Avon, then a riverside walk through the newly acquired, by the National Trust, Bathampton Meadows. We will climb to the old Tin Church then to the top of Little Solsbury Hill with extensive views over Bath.
We then descend a little way before a steady climb to the historic airfield of Charmy Down. Crossing the airfield plateau before descending to Northend, passing Eagle House, a suffragette retreat and then back to our start point at Batheaston.
The walk starts at the riverside car park in Batheaston, BA1 7NB. Please don’t park here, as it’s time limited and short of spaces – there’s residential parking in the area and further along the London Road.
Toilets are available in Batheaston, 20p, there is a bus stop at the start/finish and refreshments from local cafes and shops in Batheaston.
The walk is 6.5 miles with some steep uphill sections and some steps, it may be muddy. This walk is dog free please.
Bring snacks and plenty of water!
The walk leaders are Steve Holbrow and John Hayes.
Booking is essential, you can book your free places here – Book Tin Church