Thursday, 26 June 2014

94.Bath Perimeter Walk (18.4 miles)


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Highest score in 94 walks ,score only marked down because it was very warm!
Starting in Twerton Bath it starts with a severe uphill just to get warmed up with views out towards Bristol and some stunning countryside  the first high point is Roundhill with its panoramic views across Bath and the rest of this mammoth walk unfolds with all head in view.Heading on up Past my old school and on to Barrow Castle which was built in 1851.From here following Path behind Clarks Way Housing site,Site of Clarks Shoe Factory until 1999.On To St.Gregory School  and then to shepherds Walk a mostly tree lined path with the odd view into Midford.Once At Monkton Combe Pre School Across Busy Combe down road into Rainbow Woods from here Bath University and the fabulous Sham Castle More great Views of the Famous Georgian Bath with a nice Place to stop and take a breath.Carrying on To Bathampton Rock and Transmitter.Now the down hill starts with a cow trodden path divots everywhere !!.Once in Bathampton Village Cross Kennet And Avon Canal and keep going till toll Bridge Free to Pedestrians .footpath/cycleway should be Open just before tollbridge take this over bridge till Batheaston.Bit of Uphill to Solsbury Hill a climb but Worth the views at Top !At Trig point looking towards right is Woolly and Lords Wood and just Peeping over the top is Beckfords Tower this where we are heading but not after admiring  this Famous Hill,Peter Gabriel Song.And onward up to tower and a break at top .Stunning views into Bath and Weston here Also Home not far.carry on towards Racecourse and on to Cotswold Way Following on to Kelston Round hill.Then Kelston Roundhill Awaits With Views here of the Brecon Beacon and beyond.
All Downhill now With Dean hill Trig point on way Down .Carry on to the Newbridge at Newbridge Crossing and through small Tunnel and along the River Avon then Cross the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path Carefully tricky Path !! now Newton Brook runs under Main A4 we cross road and on up small and last hill to Carswood Railway tunnel a last stop and chat then through Carrs Wood a Beech wood and out on to Pennyquick Playing Fields and Home !

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