Put those feet to work

Time to take advantage of the weather – if you can – and get out and enjoy the delights of the countryside.

Bathscape’s walking festival is underway, showcasing Bath as a fantastic walking destination and landscape city.

As people may expect, the format of the Festival is different to previous years with activities done in household groups and via self-guided walks. 

New walking trails can be downloaded, including a family walk around Englishcombe and the Cleveland Pools Trust new walk.  People can enjoy videos of previous walks, including the popular Bath Story Walk and Haile Selassie’s time in Bath, then retrace the routes themselves.

There is also the chance to join a live zoom walk or go on a mindfulness tour of Sydney Gardens. Other suggestions include reading a chapter of Andrew Swift’s new book and then do the walk, or see September’s Nature Trail and carry out your own minibeast hunt.  There’s something for everyone and people can find inspiration from Bathscape’s virtual walks.

Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services, said: “Now is the perfect time to recognise Bath as a walking destination – there is a stunning landscape on our doorstep to be explored.  People can use the Festival to discover new places and continue the active enjoyment of the countryside that many people experienced earlier in the year.”

Follow Bathscape on social media over the next two weeks to find out lots of information about trees in the #treesofbathscape campaign. 

The Julian House Circuit of Bath walk closes the Festival on September 27. With stringent measures in place to keep everyone safe, registration for the sponsored walk has now closed due to high demand for places.  Anyone who wasn’t able to enter but wishes to donate can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/circuitofbath2020

Find out more at https://www.bathscapewalkingfestival.co.uk/virtual-walks/, email info@bathscape.co.uk, or call 01225 477265.