Our 2022 walking festival programme is now open for bookings!  Scroll down to find all our walks and self-guided activities. The two-week programme includes events to suit walkers of all abilities.

Nature lovers can sign up to join a bat walk, tree walk or wildlife walks. There are plenty of longer rural hikes to explore the countryside outside the city.

History enthusiasts can learn about industrial heritage of the Somer Valley.  Or discover the social history of building council estates, the LGBTQ+ history of Bath and Haile Selassie’s time in the city.

Walks led by local experts are a mainstay of the festival: A day in the life of a Georgian Visitor with Kirsten Elliott, William Beckford with Amy Frost and Radical Bath with Andrew Swift, celebrating Bath’s honourable history of protest and rebellion.

Looking for inspiration before then? Have a look at the walking trails on our map. If you missed the 2021 Festival you can catch up with it on our podcast Bathscape Footprints – download from where you usually get your podcasts, or listen here.

Bath is a fantastic walking destination. Walking and hiking in the Bath area takes you to hidden valleys, iron age forts, picture perfect villages and the views are out of this world.

Walking Festival Events

View the walks featured in this year’s Bathscape Walking Festival.

You can view all the walks here.

Limestone Link Walk - Paulton to Monkton Combe

Twelve mile linear walk with return by mini bus. This walk links the Somer Valley and Bathscape Walking Festivals

Three Crescents (at least!)

This 5 mile / 8km linear walk perfectly encapsulates Bathscape – starting with beautiful rural views then blending into the…

Prefabs and Perms: Post-war development in Moorlands

A walking history tour of the post-war Moorlands Estate in Bath

Family nature walk at Bath City Farm

Join us for some foraging, bug hunting and photography

North Stoke, Little Down, Prospect Stile

A 3mile/5km circular walk north west of Bath, to the aptly named Prospect Stile

A Short Walk Around the Countryside of Paulton

A three mile walk in the beautiful countryside of Paulton

Walking Festival Activities

View our self-guided activities that are part of this year’s Bathscape Walking Festival.

You can view all the activities here.

Self-guided walking trails

Our latest collection of the best walking routes in the Bath area

Bathscape self-guided walks

A selection of trail guides to the area

September Nature Trail

A guide to the minibeasts found in four habitats in September

Sydney Gardens Heritage Trails

Explore the built and natural heritage of Sydney Gardens

Self-guided walks to Cleveland Pools

A longer and shorter walk from Cleveland Pools


We provide as much information as we can to help you choose the walks that are most suitable for you. Our walk leaders are experienced in leading walks and we’ve undertaken risk assessments for all the activities.

We will keep you up to date on any changes – covid restrictions, weather warning etc.  So please do keep an eye on your emails.

The walk details include the length of the walk and other things that affect the ease of walking – please make sure you dress for the weather and shoes that are comfortable for the distance you’ve chosen.

If the walk you want to go on is fully booked, please add your name to the waiting list, as we often have cancellations.

If you have any questions about any of the walks please contact the Bathscape team on 01225 477 265.