*** CANCELLED ***  I’m sorry, we’ve had to cancel this walk due to the high winds and poor weather.


Join historian Kirsten Elliott for the first part of her exploration of the Wansdyke in Bath

Given that the Wansdyke is believed to be Saxon, its great mystery is why we know so little about it. Theories abound. Until recently, it was thought the western end stopped at Horsecombe Vale and that the eastern Wansdyke in Wiltshire was an entirely different structure. Now that view has changed again. In Bath, one puzzle is, if it is one structure, where did it cross Combe and Claverton Downs? In this walk we explore an existing section and take a possible route as far as Rainbow Woods, before returning to the start, taking in some history of Combe Down.

This is the first part of a two-part walk. The second half is on Thursday, 21st September – please book that separately.  If you can only make one of them, it’ll still make sense!

Start/finish Point: Odd Down Park and Ride

Time: 3 hours

Distance: 5 Miles

Terrain: Mainly on pavements and footpaths, some uneven ground in Free Fields Woods.

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs – some off lead walking, but some parts on leads

Transport: Parking in the P&R or catch the P&R bus (No. 41) or No. 4 bus from town.  Please note if parking at the Park & Ride but not using the bus, there’s a £2 charge which can be paid ahead on the website or at the time only using the Mipermit app

Booking is essential, you can book your free place here – Book Wansdyke 1

Start Date
2:00 pm 20th September 2023
End Date
5:00 pm 20th September 2023
3 hours