Bath is world famous for its views, and in this series of three walks (you can book one, two or all of them) Kirsten Elliott brings the views to life and explores their historic context.

In this short but challenging walk we compare some old photographic views from the Akeman Press Archive with the scene now. We explore what may have been an iron age hill fort but was extensively quarried since at least the 18th century. Once heavily wooded, ash dieback has meant trees had to be felled, revealing long lost panoramas, which may surprise those who have never walked this way before.

Start and finish point: Odd Down Sports Ground Car Park

Distance: 1.5 miles

Terrain: Very rough, steep and uneven in places with trip hazards – walking boots advised and walking poles if felt necessary.

Dogs: Ideal dog walk

Transport: Ample parking at the playing field or catch No. 4 bus from the city centre

The walk leader is Kirsten Elliott

Booking is essential, you can book your free place here – book Views Past and Present

Start Date
11:00 am 15th September 2023
End Date
12:30 pm 15th September 2023
1 hour 30 minutes