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Family Walks in Bath

We are so fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, with lots of wonderful walks and spaces to explore nearby.

Below we've started to round up some local family-friendly walks, for you and your family to explore.

To browse 30 parks, walks and play areas around Bath, visit the home page and click the Parks and Walks button.

Family walks in and around Bath

Bath Skyline

Explore the Bath Skyline along miles of way-marked footpaths. Walk a circular 2 miles around the Family Discovery Trail, accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs (though there are some rocky sections). Discover hidden valleys, rich in limestone flowers and tranquil beech woodlands, interspersed with extensive views over Bath and out towards the Blackdown Hills.

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Kennet & Avon Canal

The Kennet & Avon canal is one of the most picturesque ways to stroll through the city of Bath.The canal is fronted by Bath's infamous Georgian terraced houses and businesses and is a popular place for canal boats to amble along through.

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Alexandra Park

Nestled into a wooded hillside just south of Bath's busy city centre, Alexandra Park offers a stunning retreat of nature, birdsong, magnificent trees and breathtaking views of Bath as well as the surrounding countryside. It's a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic while you take in the panoramic views and your little ones can have fun on the children's playground.

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Kelston Roundhill Walk

One of the best things about Bath is it's close proximity to the countryside, and the ever-popular Kelston Roundhill Walk will give you that break from the city alongside more breathtaking views. On a clear day you'll be able to see all the way to Wales! The most popular path for walking is just off the Cotswold Way and is roughly three miles round trip. You can also follow a two mile circular route which begins at the Bath Soft Cheese Co.

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Bath Riverside Path

The West Bath Riverside Path (sometimes called the Riverside Walk) can take you from Newbridge all the way into Bath's city centre. Stroll alongside the River Avon on the quiet, tree-lined path, calming and serene - you'd hardly be able to guess that just metres away is the parallel network of Bath's busy roads. The trail is wheelchair and pushchair friendly as there are a number of ramped access points and the route itself is over one metre wide with good quality surfaces.

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Royal Victoria Park

Just a short walk from the city centre, Royal Victoria Park is a favourite for locals. A beautiful 57 acre park that is pushchair friendly and has a peaceful and colourful botanical garden, wild meadows, cafe, public toilets and an enormous playground for children.

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We hope you have lots of fun exploring these family walks around Bath. Please get in touch with your favourite walks and browse Bath Rocks any time for ideas of things to do with the kids in and around Bath, searchable by day, age, cost and distance.