2020: A Year of Family Walks in Bath

Boy looking at a view

Like so many, we have spent a lot of time at home this year! Keeping it local and exploring what is on our doorstep. I thought I would share 5 of my favourite family walks in Bath.

Rainbow Woods, Bath

Part of the beautiful Bath Skyline Walk, this is a firm family favourite. Owned by the National Trust the well surfaced trail takes you through the woods to a natural play area. On the way have a hunt for the hidden fairy doors – all part of the magic of this place! The kids love the opportunity to run wild, climbing, swinging and enjoying the freedom of the woodland.

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National Trust

Browne’s Folly, Bathford

Sat up high above the village of Bathford, Browns Folly is a little gem. There is a small car park and a circular walk with a couple of different options. The woodland trail is undulating and can be muddy, but that is all part of the fun! There are also some beautiful views looking over towards Bath, a folly and old stone quarries. Perfect for a couple of hours of exploring.

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Avon Wildlife Trust

Golden Valley Nature Reserve, Wick

Just a 20 minute trip out of Bath is Golden Valley nature reserve. A former site of heavy industry it has been reclaimed by nature. The hard-surfaced trail follows the River Boyd and other wildtracks mean you can choose to be more adventurous! Lots to see and spot, it is a real favourite.

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South Gloucestershire County Council

Lansdown, Bath

Bath is surrounded by beautiful and accessible countryside. Lansdown to the north of Bath offers stunning views and small woodlands to explore. We love playing on the bikes up here in the summer or taking a hot chocolate on a winters walk. Grab an OS map and start planning!

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Get Outside
Hare and Hounds
Bath and North East Somerset

Friary Wood, Freshford

Recently discovered, thanks to a friend, we couldn’t believe this place was on our doorstep. Taking in the beautiful valley of the River Froome, an old friary and a manor house this was a real trail of discovery. The whole loop is 4.5 miles, to far for the littlest ones legs, so we headed back at the half-way mark but we will be going back to tick this one off.

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The Bath Magazine
Get Outside

Read more of our Family Adventures in Bath and beyond! And please share any of your favourite family walks in Bath.

Please remember all adventures are taken at your own risk. Please park responsibly if using a car and leave no trace of your visit.

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