With its rich history and heritage, unique geology and wildlife, the Bathscape area is one of the most idyllic rural environments to learn about. The beautiful natural landscape surrounding Bath is intertwined with the city and its people. We bring you the opportunities to find out more.

How the landscape was formed from the limestone and waters beneath. How it supports such a richness and diversity in wildlife. How it has been settled and used for more than 6,000 years. How the landscape shaped Bath, as a spa town and place of wellbeing. How it inspired artists and industrialists. There’s so much to learn.

Study our map and you’ll see how easy it is to access the Bathscape area, and just how much there is for you to discover in this simply stunning countryside. Through learning resources, guided walks, nature watching and other events, you can find out a whole lot more about this unique and beautiful area.

And because the Bathscape Scheme’s ambitious restoration and conservation work depends on a team of 800 local volunteers, we also provide training opportunities to learn a range of new skills connected with the landscape. If you’d like to join our volunteers please get in touch via our volunteering page.

To find out more, sign up for our newsletter, call us on 01225 477 265 or email info@bathscape.co.uk.

We are putting together activities that can be done in or near home. These are for entertainment but also contribute to our project.

Local illustrator and artist Marian Hill is developing a wonderful project about beetles, Buzz and Scuttle. We are delighted to be able to share Marian’s resources.  This simple minibeast identification guide and a poster explaining metamorphosis.  These are brought together in a booklet to help you run a mini-beast hunt.  Please also visit Marian’s website, or follow her on twitter.

Whilst gardening or walking, have a look out for bumblebees. We’ve gathered some resources about the most common ones, and would love your help in spotting and recording them.

Ask a Relative‘ – we would love you to encourage children to talk to older relatives/family friends about what their childhood was like in Bath. Full information here.

We have done a roundup of lots of the free online resources for both children and adults.

Bathscape in depth

We currently have volunteers writing articles about different aspects of the Bathscape area, its wildlife and heritage. These will be appearing here over the coming months.

We are very grateful to the filmaker Dr Shawn Sobers for allowing us to share the video of his 2018 talk for the Museum of Bath at Work about Bath’s connection to the transatlantic slave trade.

Community Action For Nature

We are planning the restart of these activities, including testing how to run them safely. More news soon on when…

Training Programme

Come and learn at Bath City Farm Bathscape is working in partnership with Bath City Farm to deliver accredited training.…

Natural Pathways

Our events and activities are starting to get going again. We’ll update this page when Natural Pathways has restarted.    …