River-themed events – including walks – for Festival of Nature

The UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world arrives in Bath from 14th June, closing with a family-friendly celebration, marking the grand finale of a wild adventure along the River Avon in Royal Victoria Park on 25th June.2d347a75-2b7a-42b1-b346-80c553704abe
The 25th June is the climax of two weeks of river-themed events running along the Avon from Bristol to Bath.

This is the first time in its 14-year history the Festival has celebrated the region’s waterscapes.

The Bath finale event will open with a procession led by a willow sculpture portraying the Spirit of the Avon, which will wind its way to the main event in Royal Victoria Park.

An array of national and local organisations will flock to the park for a family-friendly day of hands-on activities, innovative arts and inspiring entertainment designed to showcase the natural world.

Also – From Tuesday 14th June

Join local experts to uncover the hidden heritage and rich wildlife of the River Avon and Kennet and Avon Canal throughout June.

All walks are free, and most don’t require booking. To book onto Mike Chapman’s ‘Hidden History of the River Avon’ walk please click here, or the blue button to the right.

New! Bath River Walking Trail downloadable walk

Explore the wildlife and history of the River Avon in Bath with this new walking trail map! This new walking trail map has been launched by the WaterSpace Partnership as part of the Festival of Nature.

Download the Bath River Walking Trail here.
Walks prog final

Find a list of events via http://www.festivalofnature.org.uk/

Find out more via the Festival promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHHPASPlNOc&feature=youtu.b