Walk the Bristol and Bath Railway Path

Hands up who loves a hike before the winter sets in? And hands up who loves Bath? If you’ve just raised your hand in the air like a millionaire at an auction then you’re in luck, the Bristol and Bath Railway Path rolls on for 13 miles, linking the cities.

The path is designed for walkers and cyclists and it’s a great way to see the surrounding countryside whilst holidays in accommodation in Bath. The path follows the route of the Midland Railway track bed, which closed to traffic in the late 1960s. You can still find some of the old stations as you make your way along the path, and many use them as places to stop and rest for awhile before walking on.

Whether you love all things to do with the railway or you’re just a keen walker, the path is a favourite way to spend time outside during a visit to either city, and as is the happy case with all converted railway routes is relatively flat all the way along! The path follows a scenic route that often inspires artists, and you’ll often pass them drawing a view as you go.