Our 20 mile circular route encompasses beautiful countryside and spectacular views across the city of Bath. The mixed terrain of footpaths, roadway, flat fields through to hills (this is Bath!) will also take you through its very quaint surrounding villages including Upper Swainswick, Woolley, Monkton Combe and South Stoke.
Whilst the full route is 20 miles (32km), it is broken up into five sections allowing you to choose a shorter walk if you prefer. Whichever distance, or direction you choose, you will be able to enjoy the stunning scenery and unique views of Bath. You will also be able to discover little known snippets of history of the route
Part of the route, between the Canal Visitors Centre and The Bathampton Mill, is buggy friendly and the whole route is family and dog friendly making it the perfect day out whilst raising valuable funds.
The route directions will be given to you at your start point.
Start / Checkpoints
The checkpoints will be open from 07:30 – 18:30. Upon registering you’ll be asked which time slot you’d ideally like to start in and from which check point. If you are planning to do the full 20 miles we advise an early start. Upon signing up we ask you how many miles you hope to achieve.
Your route directions will be given to you at your start check point. As you complete each section, your route map will be stamped by our volunteers at the checkpoints so you can prove to your sponsors how many miles you have achieved.
Free parking is available at all checkpoints, aside from Bathampton Mill and Limpley Stoke Canal Visitor Centre where there is limited pay and display spaces.
If you prefer not to walk the full 20 miles, a free shuttle bus service will operate between the checkpoints allowing you to get back to your start point. A timetable for this service will be issued before the walk.