Distance: 6 miles (9km)
Start/finish: Bathwick Hill, BA2 6JZ
Terrain: Track, trail, grassland, road
Toughness: Moderate
Ascent: 215 metres
Navigation: Easy (waymarked)
Good for: Families, urban escape
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 51.3809, -2.3455 / ST7605064702

The Bath Skyline is a National Trust-maintained, well-waymarked route through the green spaces above the Heritage city of Bath. To access the run, stand on Bathwick Hill with your back to Cleveland Walk, take the path opposite that goes between the houses, through a kissing gate and diagonally across the field. From this point follow the regular waymarkers until emerging from Cleveland Walk, back onto Bathwick Hill.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From Bathwick Hill, facing away from Cleveland Walk, take footpath opposite (waymarked), heading south east across fields through kissing gate to reach lane
0.3 0.5 Head south on lane to t-junction by cemetery
0.4 0.6 Continue straight over at t-junction following track south then south east across fields to road
0.6 1.0 Turn left and follow road up hill
0.7 1.1 Leave road following footpath on right through woodland, heading south east
0.9 1.5 Turn right onto path and continue south
1.4 2.3 Turn left off main path and continue east to reach path
2.0 3.3 Turn left on path, heading generally north through fields to road
2.5 4.1 Cross road and follow footpath north alongside playing fields to road
2.8 4.5 Turn right on road
2.9 4.7 Turn left off road to follow track through gate and across fields heading north east then north along edge of woodland
3.6 5.8 Enter woodland, following path north then continuing along path north west
4.0 6.4 Head west across fields to track at mast
4.5 7.2 Turn right off track and follow path through woods trending south
4.8 7.8 Continue on path (or turn left to climb to Sham Castle, returning by same route)
5.0 8.1 Head west downhill to reach road
5.2 8.3 Turn right on road and follow downhill
5.3 8.4 Turn left off road and follow footpath downhill to reach road
5.3 8.5 Turn left onto Cleveland Walk and follow back to start

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