Bath Skyline Walk in Bath, UK
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When I went to Bath last year, I stayed at the YHA Bath Hostel. It was a great little hostel for the few nights I was there, but it was on Bathwick Hill. Staying here meant I had to walk on the sidewalk of Bathwick Hill (alongside the road) to get to my hostel, and walk down the hill to get to the main area of town. Could I have taken a bus or a cab to get to/from my hostel and into the central area of Bath? Sure, but walking up and down a big hill once or twice a day means burning more calories so that you can have more dessert. That’s science.
The other good thing about staying at this hostel was I found the Bath Skyline Walk from the National Trust. I walked up (if coming from the center of Bath) or down (if coming from the hostel) Bathwick Hill to the entrance opposite of Cleveland Walk. If you don’t want to walk this route there is a bus stop by Cleveland Walk. Then I’d follow the marked path to the rolling hills for some nature and views of Bath.
This was one of those great “I didn’t know about it until I was there” discoveries while in Bath. While I didn’t do the entire Bath Skyline Walk I enjoyed this detour to see some nature and some nice views of Bath. I can imagine this walk would be gorgeous in other seasons, and if I find myself back in Bath I’ll give myself time to do the Bath Skyline Walk again.
Things To Know
Here is a general map of Bathwick Hill. It’s about a mile from the main sites of Bath (like the Roman Baths) to Bathwick Hill. You can also get details for the full 6 mile Bath Skyline Walk here.
While in Bath I stayed in a 6-bed female dorm at the YHA Bath Hostel. While the location was a bit outside the centre of Bath (and involved walking up Bathwick Hill), the hostel was clean and well taken care of. I paid for my own stay here. If you are not on a budget, there are great hotels in Bath that you can book here.
What’s the best birds-eye-view have you found on your travels?