Bath Skyline

This is one of the most popular walks in Bath and rightly so as it includes panoramic views over this pretty World Heritage City to the rolling Cotswold hills beyond. We just had to include it in our walks offering and we know you'll love it.

Beginning at Bath’s Holburne Museum, the first leg of your guided walk is beside the Kennet and Avon Canal, a historic route which was once used for transporting timber, flour, malt and cheese to London. There’s then a steady climb through fields to Claverton Down and the skyline plateau.

From here you can enjoy six miles of gently undulating ground through woods and meadows with plenty of views. You’ll stop for your packed lunch part way round before heading back via the canal to the start.  There is a café at the Holburne Museum and Bath’s historic town centre is a short stroll away.

Please bring your own water and packed lunch. Café refreshments not included. There are public toilets at the start and end of the walk.

How it works:

Buy your ticket in advance: Buy your ticket here in advance – you can buy for friends and family too. We’ll email your tickets plus send you more information closer to the day including what to bring and travel arrangements.

Make your own way to the walk meet point: Many of our walks have good public transport links, but if you’re needing a lift email us at and we will pass the message on to other walkers booked onto your walk. If you’re wondering about the health and safety issues surrounding car sharing there’s some helpful information on the Liftshare travel happy website: 

Meet your guide: Your walk guide will be at the meet point to welcome and register you. We have an amazing team of experienced, insured guides who have designed some fabulous walking routes and who will be able to share interesting information with you along the way. They will also have details of any health/medical notes you told us about when you registered.

Nordic walking? This walk is open to both Nordic and regular walkers, so bring your poles and enjoy the day. There won’t be a pre-walk Nordic warm-up so if you’d like to do your own we’d recommend you arrive a bit early. 

Looking after your health and safety: Your health and safety is important to us and we have the following provisions in place on this walk: A requirement for everyone to complete and bring a Covid-19 declaration and waiver in order to participate. A limit on walker numbers to 16 people. A walk assistant to help should anyone in the group need to drop out for any reason. 

Don’t forget to book onto our evening socials for afterwards! 
We’ve two great Evening socials organised so you can meet up with others, continue to enjoy the Festival and experience Bristol’s vibrant culture. Underfall Yard is a working boat yard with a stunning view across the harbour. Toto’s is a trendy wine bar on the harbour front with a great private terrace. There’ll be food, music and plenty of outdoor space for you to enjoy.

Distance: 7 miles 

Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 9.30am – 2pm
Meet: Holburne Museum, Bath
Cost: £18

Bath Skyline
Holburne Museum