I take a lot of photos when I travel. I’m restarting a Photo Friday series here on Take Me to the World where I’m going to share a photo that I haven’t featured here on Take Me to the World or any of my social media channels. First up is a photo I took last year of Bath from Bathwick Hill.
When I went to Bath last year, I stayed at the YHA Bath Hostel. It was a nice little hostel for the few nights I was there, but it was located on Bathwick Hill. This meant I had to walk up the hill to get to my hostel and had to walk down to get into town. Could I have taken a bus or gotten a cab to get to/from my hostel and into the main area of Bath? Sure, but walking up and down a big hill once or twice a day means burning more calories, so you can have more dessert. That’s just science.
The other good thing about staying at this hostel was I found the Bath Skyline Walk from the National Trust. It’s located on Bathwick Hill, go past the Tesco Express on you’ll see signs on the right side. Being a skyline walk it’s a car-free zone, though you might be able to find some street parking on Bathwick Hill. It’s only about a 15-minute walk from Bath, but it feels like it could be in another world.
The Bath Skyline walk offers beautiful views of Bath among a setting of rolling fields covered in frost (if you visit in December like I did). You can see Bath Abbey to the right in this photo, and while not noticeable in this photo The Roman Baths are right beside it, and the Theatre Royal is only a few block away. The unique style of Georgian architecture and the Bath stone (a honey-coloured limestone is used in many of the buildings in Bath) stands out against the winter skies.
I always love getting a birds-eye-view when I travel to a new place. While you can pay to go up to the tower of Bath Abbey, I enjoyed this view from Bathwick Hill. It’s free, offers a lovely view of the city, and is a good way to get some nature into your visit to Bath. I can only imagine how pretty the rolling green fields of Bathwick Hill would be now that it’s spring.
Full disclosure I paid for my own stay at YHA Bath and this post is not endorsed or affiliated with them in any way.
What favourite free birds-eye-view have you found on your travels?