Right up your street

A free summer walks programme for the city is being launched by the Mayor of Bath, Cllr June Player on Monday, 25th April.

If discovering the people, quirky places and green spaces of Bath on a summer afternoon or evening appeals to you, then the programme could be right up your street. 

Running from April to August, there are 17 different free themed walks taking place over 78 different sessions – all lead by an enthusiast from the Mayor of Bath’s Guides. Walks will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons or evenings, last around two hours and can be booked online at bathguides.org.uk

“During the past two years – particularly during lockdowns – many of us explored parts of the city we’ve never walked around before,” said Andy Gilson, chairman of The Mayor of Bath’s Guides. 

“This is a chance to find out for free a bit more about our fantastic city – who lived, loved and died here as well as how we came to have so many fascinating buildings and green spaces.” 

Walking in the footsteps of Ralph Allen, exploring the city’s parks and open spaces plus tiptoeing into the darker side of Bath are just three of the offerings. Bath’s turbulent Medieval past, it’s feisty females and The Bath Blitz are three other subjects covered in the free summer programme. 

The launch ties in with the 80th anniversary of the Bath Blitz and follows World Heritage Day.