Wander Bath’s darker side with Ghost Walks of Bath

With its grand buildings and illuminated shopping streets, Bath may seem a quaint resort with a fascinating history, but take a stroll with Ghost Walks of Bath and you might find it has a sinister history.

Not only does the guided tour take in some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks and famous spots, but it also takes in those areas notorious for slightly darker reasons. Learn the legends, tales and history that make up the darker side of Bath on any Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening, and expect to be just a little bit frightened! Continue reading

Enjoy a guided walk along the Cotswold Way, near Bath

Enjoy a guided walk along the Cotswold Way, near Bath

Enjoy a guided walk along the Cotswold Way, near Bath

For anyone looking to enjoy a mix of pastimes on their Bathcity break to-do-list, then why not mix in a little rural exercise into your holiday itinerary with one of the local walks? This coming month sees a wonderful rural National Trust property, DyrhamPark, offering a specially organised country walk, which is perfect if you happen to be staying in a local b and b in Bath. Continue reading

Enjoy one of Bath’s most popular walks

Enjoy one of Bath’s most popular walks

Footpath overlooking Bath city centre

Anyone visiting Somerset’s wonderful spa city soon may well be planning to enjoy one of the therapeutic  spa breaks in Bath whilst enjoying all of the historical attractions and local places of interest. If so, you may well want to include a healthy walk around the city’s Prior Park with its magnificent views across the Bath skyline.

November 4th sees a special walk organised by the local park ranger, which takes visitors and participants on a walk around Bath’s famous skyline. The walk starts off at the meeting point outside Bath Abbey in the centre at 10AM; here, your ranger guide will take you on the six mile route which takes in an Iron Age Fort, beautiful hidden valleys and woodlands before reaching the magnificent 18th century landscape garden at Prior Park. Continue reading

Enjoy the Great British Walking Festival at Dyrham Park

Enjoy the Great British Walking Festival at Dyrham Park

Guided walks at Dyrham Park

For anyone travelling to Bath shortly for a relaxing city break, why not include some rural walking in your holiday schedule? Dyrham Park is a National Trust country house situated on the outskirts of Bath, and the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens have organised a special walk around the nearby farmland on October 28.

This is perfect if you are staying in local b and b in Bath accommodation or if you are enjoying one the therapeutic spa breaks in Bath during your city break. Dyrham Park is situated approximately 7 miles from Bath and offers visitors a chance to experience a beautifully kept 17th century mansion house with its extensive gardens. Continue reading

Join in the Free Widcombe and Prior Park Guided Walk

Palladian Bridge, Prior Park, Bath

Join in the Free Widcombe and Prior Park Guided Walk

On your next city break to the historic spa city of Bath, why not include a little physical exercise in your holiday itinerary in the form of city and rural walks? They’re sure to reward you with some of the best scenic routes around the city.

As part of the Great British walking festival, taking place from September to November this year, walkers around the UK will be able to enjoy more than 1270 of the National Trust’s trails and events and discover the nation’s favourite walks. One such walk is the National Trust’s Prior Park Landscape Garden walk, which takes you from Bath Abbey in the city centre through Widcombe. Continue reading

Take Part in the Cotswold Wardens’ Walk at Dyrham Park

Take Part in the Cotswold Wardens' Walk at Dyrham ParkIf you are travelling to Bath soon for a city break, why not include a little rural walking in your holiday schedule? The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens at Dyrham Park have organised a special walk around the nearby farmland on September 29, which is ideal if you are staying in local Bath bed and breakfast.

The magnificent Dyrham Park lies around7 miles away from Bath and offers a 17th century mansion house with extensive gardens and is set in its own estate covering 272 acres. Continue reading

Bath’s Prior Park Walk is Tops on the National Trust Website

Bath’s Prior Park Walk is Tops on the National Trust Website

Bath’s Prior Park Walk is Tops on the National Trust Website

For anyone visiting Somerset’s spa city to enjoy one of the therapeutic spa breaks in Bath, whilst taking in the varied cultural and historical attractions throughout the city, you just might like to enjoy a walk which has now become one of the most downloaded walking routes on the National Trust’s website.

September 4 sees the next of the free guided walks for visitors, offering a wonderfully scenic stroll which starts from the meeting point outside the magnificent Bath Abbey at 10am and will eventually take you up to Bath’s Prior Park, a beautiful 18th century landscape garden. Continue reading

Guided City to Garden Walk at Bath’s Prior Park

For any of those visiting Bath to enjoy a relaxing city break whilst exploring all the city has to offer and seek out the many local historical attractions, a trip to Bath’s Prior Park is a must on your holiday itinerary.

On July 7 and July 24, a 10 am start sees some specially designed guided walks for visitors, offering a scenic stroll from the meeting point at Bath Abbey in the city centre and on up to Prior Park Landscape Garden. The Prior Park guided tour offers a great way to see Bath and enjoy the tranquilly of this beautiful area. Continue reading