East of Bath Circular – Hope and Homes Charity walk.

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The walk takes in the Nature Reserves at Bannerdown, Chilcombe Bottom, and the NT Little Solsbury Hill before dropping down to cross the Kennett and Avon Canal at Bathampton. Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments together afterwards at the Community shop.

Starting on the outskirts of Bath [Frequent No 3 bus route from Bath, only 4 miles from the City centre] ,this walk starts and ends with some fascinating social and industrial history in the making of Bath and the strategic importance of the villages East of Bath. The usual Countryside Fund collection will be donated to the Hope and Homes Charity.


This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Moderate
Date: Fri September 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 4.5 hours
Distance: 7.5 miles
OS Grid Ref: ST 791 669
Map Ref: A10
Starting Point: Bathford Community Shop and cafe, corner of Bathford Hill and Church Street.
Stile Free: No
Leader: David Le Lohe and Rob Morley
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens