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Widcombe – 18.01.15

January 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Widcombe area of Bath

This is a short easy walk to do if you want to explore nearer to town.  There are some lovely views at certain spots and various buildings of historical interest.  The whole route is on either roads or pavements so no danger of mud etc.  If you fancy a stroll and don’t want to travel too far this is perfect.  If you like a good garden centre then at the bottom of Forefield Rise turn right and you will find Prior Park Garden Centre – a fantastic place with an amazing deli shop.

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Bath Skyline – 10.01.15

January 10, 2015 at 10:55 am

This is the route of the Saturday morning Bath Skyline parkrun but it’s also really popular with walkers.  Like most of the Skyline routes it has some great views of the city below.  It meanders through ‘Fairy Wood’ and ‘Long Wood’ and can get pretty muddy during wet weather.  There is one set of  steep stone steps but other than that it’s fairly flat and easy.  The route is a pretty accurate 5k having been measured for parkrun.

Newton-St-Loe – 4.1.15

January 4, 2015 at 4:14 pm

This is a really varied route – through woods, bridle paths, country lanes. It’s quite hilly so there would usually be good views but today the weather was dank and foggy so we couldn’t see very far. For the first half mile we were joined by a sweet little black kitten who seemed to think we were headed somewhere interesting. There wasn’t much else in the way of ‘wild’ life – probably all sheltering from the cold.
After we finished walking we popped in to the lovely farm shop where everything looked delicious on account of being hungry after the walk – came away with some blackcurrant shortbread which lasted about 5 minutes after getting home.

Newton St Loe – the first ramble of 2015.

Charmy Down – 14.12.14

December 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Charmy Down

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Stourhead – 19.10.14

October 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Stourhead is, of course, well known for its landscaped gardens but this walk took us away from the crowds and into some beautiful countryside. It was a glorious day for walking despite the wind on the top of the hills. Lunch was eaten in the shelter of castle hill overlooking the small town of Mere which was looking lovely in the sunshine. The walk over we collapsed with a lovely cuppa in the NT cafe at Stourhead.

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Circuit of Bath walk 2013

September 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

This is a charity walk organised by Julian House.  The complete route is a whole day affair but you can choose to do just one or more smaller sections of it.  There are some amazing views, especially from the top of Little Solsbury Hill and as the walk usually happens in September it as an excellent opportunity to do some foraging – blackberries and sloes are abundant along the way.

 

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