Running in Bath

Running in Bath


Bath's architecture, beautiful parks and small city feel make it the perfect spot for you to stretch your legs on a run. Pull on your trainers and head out and about on two feet, a great way to see the best of the city.


Distance: 6 miles/9km

Start/finish: Bathwick Hill, BA2 6JZ

Terrain: Track, trail, grassland, road

Toughness: Moderate

Ascent: 215 metres

Navigation: Easy (waymarked)

Good for: Families, urban escape

Route info:

The Bath Skyline is a National Trust-maintained, well-waymarked route through the hilly, green spaces above the Heritage city of Bath. There are outstanding views over the city and surrounding countryside from many places on the route, which also passes an 18th-centuary landscape garden and the impressive frontage of Sham Castle. To access the run, stand on Bathwick Hill with your back to Cleveland Walk, take the path opposite that goes between the houses, through a kissing gate and diagonally across the field. From this point follow the regular waymarkers until emerging from Cleveland Walk, back onto Bathwick Hill.

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What makes it special

  • Bath Skyline run
  • Outstanding city views

Hostels nearby

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YHA Bath

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Running in Bath

Bath, Somerset, BA2 6JZ

Map references

OS Grid Ref: ST 76321 64607

Lat/Lng: 51.375801, -2.3599039

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

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Southgate Shopping Centre

This centre is an exciting extension to the shops in Milsom Street and down the numerous back lanes of Bath.

Bath spa

Bath Thermal Spa

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Sally Lunn's

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The Roman Baths

Visit one of the finest thermal spas of the ancient world here in Bath. The bathing complex still flows with natural hot water.

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Whether you want to join in with a service or just take in the breathtaking architecture, the abbey is a must see!

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The Makery

The Makery runs a wide range of hen party activities, from garter making to life drawing, hosted from their beautiful Georgian building in the centre of the city.

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal is one of the oldest theatres in Britain offering entertainment all year round.

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Jane Austen Centre

The exhibition tells the story of Jane Austen's Bath experience and the effect that living here had on her and her writing.

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Fashion Museum

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The Museum of East Asian Art

One of the most unique art collections in the UK housing ceramics, jades and bronzes from China, Korea and Japan.


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Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it's town or countryside you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.

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Watersports in Bristol

This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!


Banksy's Graffiti Walking Tour

A guided tour of some of Bristol's world famous street art, painted by the infamous Banksy. The tour runs all year round so ask at the hostel reception for more details.


Walking and Rambling in Bristol

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M Shed

From its tragedies to triumphs to the extraordinary lives of ordinary people, Bristol has incredible stories to tell and you'll find plenty of them here. M Shed is a museum all about Bristol.