Bath City & Country

Walk Countryside, enjoy city

Bath is, simply put, a city in touch with its impressive country setting. Our Bath City and Country self guided walking trip is both indulgent and down to earth. The city sits amongst seven hills. Appealing views reach out to you from every corner of Georgian stone cornicing.

Experience iconic sights of this world heritage status city such as the roman baths and many of its six and half crescents (The Royal being the most famous). And immerse yourself in the surrounding countryside. A world away with its canal, river, aqueduct, herons, wildlife and villages.

Bath based, country walks

As featured in National Geographic Traveller, The Independent and Olive Magazine! – “Stupendous Bath based country walks!”

When Prince Bladud bathed in the natural hot springs in 863BC and was cured of leprosy he founded the city of Bath in gratitude.

Since then it has attracted visitors over the centuries to bathe in the healing waters. The Romans adopted the city in AD43 developing Sulis – a sanctuary of rest and relaxation that would evolve with elaborate temples and baths. Today Bath is a city rich in Georgian architecture, in the beautiful pale golden Bath stone. A country city that is in step with the pretty green valleys and landscapes that surround it. Our trails will help you explore places most visitors here simply miss.

This is a Staying in One Place style walking holiday up to 4 nights. Relax and sleep at a family owned Georgian Bath hotel. It makes the perfect base, central yet in a quiet residential Georgian street with its own garden bar and courtyard.

Explore the surrounding countryside and villages as well as options to spend a day or two within the city itself. You can expect to see the River Avon, Kennet and Avon canal, villages, beautiful countryside, Roman baths and enjoy the local produce including Bath buns, cheeses and even our own gin! Extend your trip with neighbouring Cotswolds or Wiltshire if you wish.

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Custom made & crafted English walking

Your walking holiday/vacation will be customised to suit your requirements and the English season. You can start your tour on any day / date (subject to availability) and stay for 3 or 4 nights. We recommend booking early as our trips are popular and availability at our small country inns, limited.

Trail highlights include:

  • Experience thousands of years of Celtic, Roman and Georgian history
  • See amazing examples of civil engineering of our past including the Kennet & Avon canal with its aqueducts
  • Find mills and charming villages of mellow stone cottages where once industry thrived
  • Wander through the peaceful river Avon valley with its stunning green countryside views
  • Relax beneath the stars at a rooftop thermal pool
  • Marvel at some of the finest Georgian architecture in Britain
  • Enjoy delicious local food and drink including the Bath bun, Bath speciality cheeses, artisan breads, real ales and locally brewed ciders
  • By evening enjoy Bath’s cosmopolitan atmosphere eating at some of the city’s best restaurants

For a FREE detailed example itinerary, simply pop your details in the form (to your right)

Map for Bath Holiday

Getting to Bath

Getting here is easy, your trail is based in Bath. It’s about a 2.5 hour car journey from London, 30 minutes drive from Bristol. Valet parking available at special rates. For a car-free option the nearest train station is at Bath Spa.

For overseas guests the nearest airport is at Bristol. London Heathrow is also easy to get to. Take a convenient airport transfer with our friendly local drivers, please ask us for details and prices.

About your accommodations

Your accommodations are set in a Georgian building (built in 1771) on a quiet street. The hotel has charm and character as well as super modern facilities, toiletries and fluffy towels. The little garden bar is a lovely surprise and perfect for your post walk gin and tonic and the walled garden is a lovely place to sit and talk over your walking adventures in the evening.

We love that the hotel shares our responsible ethos and holds a Silver Green Tourism award.

Prices & Availability

This tour is available starting any nights (subject to availability) for 3 or 4 nights. We strongly advise booking in advance as places are limited. We strongly advise booking in advance as places are limited. The trail is can be enjoyed in all seasons. The trail is best taken Sunday to Thursday, Friday / Saturday night stays are charged at higher rates.

Example budgeting quotes:

* £495 per person(#) for 3 nights
* £680 per person(#) for 4 nights

You will receive a fully detailed itinerary, confirmations of your accommodations and a price quote before you book. Once you confirm your booking your price will be guaranteed and no surcharges will be added.

#Based on two sharing en-suite accommodation, staying on a bed & breakfast basis. Includes all accommodation & transport.

Included:

  • Independent (self guided) walking days with services of one of our Trip Planners and your own custom made itinerary
  • Tailored Walk and Explore Box
  • Local Ordnance Survey™ maps (waterproof)
  • Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow instructions)
  • Plastic map holder
  • Local stories and histories
  • Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes
  • Nature cards for identifying wild flowers, trees and animals
  • Seasonal nature guide book
  • Sweets (for a boost on route)
  • Your en-suite accommodation in a classic en-suite bedroom (superior upgrades available)
  • Breakfasts#
  • Transport drop off service to the start of your trail on one day

How to book?

Contact us with your preferred dates and we will look after the rest. You can call us on +44 (0) 1747 820626 or use the form to your right to send a message or request an itinerary.

From our guests –

“Stupendous Bath based country walks!”

“The Best yet! Splendid walks, enhanced by the background detail of things to see, complemented by excellent accommodation and food.”
Philip & Mary

“Just to thank everyone at Foot Trails for a most enjoyable break, the organisation was really good and all the routes and maps were extremely accurate and we didn’t lose our way once (something of a record for us).”

How do I find my way?

Trails are devised using our local knowledge and rigorously tested and checked. Find your way using either the easy to follow trail cards if you prefer not to map read, or the local Ordnance survey maps provided. Or a combination of both. For peace of mind an our team are available Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm and we provide cover for emergencies at the weekends between the same times.

Where will I be walking?

Your walks are on public rights of way and a mixture of paths, tracks and trails through woodland, on farm land, village country lanes and countryside. Most walking is away from roads. Everything you need will be provided in your walk and explore pack.

For a more fully detailed example itinerary for this holiday, simply pop your details in the form to the right.

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