Distance: 6 miles (9km)
Ascent: 276 metres
Start/finish: Bathwick Hill, BA2 6JZ
From the route’s crossing point on Bathwick Hill, bear south between houses and out onto the fields trending L and uphill to the road at Widcombe Hill. Turn L up to the bend where you cross and follow a track uphill. Turn R at the junction and bear south again before turning L onto the path parallel with Claverton Down Road. Turn L in Larch Wood and run north-east, crossing Claverton Down Road and joining The Avenue by the Bath Cats and Dogs Home (2.8 miles/4.5km). Turn R then L onto a path leading north across a large field and trending L above Hengrove Wood. Continue on the waymarked Skyline path which skirts the edge of the woodland around the golf course on Bathampton Down. Pass the communication masts at ST 768655 and continue south-west through woodland, detouring up to Sham Castle. Descend steeply to North Road, turn R then L onto a footpath down to Cleveland Walk, turn L on this to return to the start.
This route is waymarked as a National Trust walking route.
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