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
Ascent: 215 metres
Navigation: Easy (waymarked)
Good for: Families, urban escape
Route info: http://wildrunning.net/bath-skyline/
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.
What makes it special
- Bath Skyline run
- Outstanding city views
Other things to do nearby
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