Starting at the Magdalen Chapel, home of Bath’s last leper hospital, the pilgrimage winds through Widcombe and the Abbey cemetery to Holy Trinity church, Combe Down, where we stop to rest awhile. Passing through the woods above the beautiful Tucking Mill reservoir the route drops down into the village of Monkton Combe where we stop for lunch at the church (those who wish for a shorter, more even, flat walk are able to join from Monkton, leaving at 12.30pm).

After a pause for ice-creams at the Angel fish café the route winds along the canal towpath past the edge of Claverton where we remember the life of Bath entrepreneur Ralph Allen.

Next stop is St Nicholas Bathampton where Admiral Phillip is buried, the founder of modern Australia. After a short rest we complete the walk by dropping down from the canal into Bath city centre where a short prayer of thanksgiving will be offered at Bath Abbey. Everyone is welcome.

Walk details – the walk is 10 miles and will take around 7 hours, finishing at Bath Abbey. There are some steep sections, stiles and steps and some rough paths. There are plenty of facilities on route. Dogs on leads are welcome except in the churches. Families and accompanied children welcome.

The walk leader is Revd Stephen Girling, and we’re very grateful to Bath Interfaith Group for organising this walk.

Booking is essential, please, and you can book your free place here.

Start Date
9:30 am 17th September 2022
End Date
5:00 pm 17th September 2022
7 hours 30 minutes