An exploration of the layers of the history to be found on Bath’s southern skyline. Traces remain of almost every century of English history from the time of the Iron Age and the Roman and Norman occupations to the eighteenth century and beyond.
Also to be seen is a variety of animal and plant life, natural landscape and stunning views across the city – with more to see in winter through the bare trees. This walk starts with the upper and more level sections of National Trust’s official Skyline Walk and finishes at Prior Park Landscape Garden where you can hear more about the history of the garden and Ralph Allen.
The terrain is varied including some uneven ground, steeper sections, steps and stiles. It may be muddy in places. This is a linear walk starting at The Edge, University of Bath, then covering 5 miles in 3 hours and finishing at Prior Park Landscape Garden.
Parking is limited nearby, and we would recommend public transport, there is an excellent bus service to the university and back from Prior Park.
Booking is essential, as places are limited. Book here, via Eventbrite, thank you.
The walk leader is Robin Dixon.