Connections to Longer Walks

The Widcombe Association has recently produced a leaflet entitled ‘Six Walks in Southern Bath’.  These walks are centred on the historic parishes of Widcombe and Lyncombe.  The leaflet can be downloaded from the following site:

http://www.widcombeassociation.org.uk/walks/

Detailed directions for each of the walks, together with maps, photographs and other additional information, can be found using the links from this site.  The six walks comprise:

  • Walk 1, Beechen Cliff Circuit (1.3 miles)
  • Walk 2, Best of Widcombe Views (3.7 miles)
  • Walk 3, Lyncombe Vale Circuit (2.7 miles)
  • Walk 4, Historic Widcombe (3.4 miles)
  • Walk 5, Tunnels and Valleys (3.8 miles)
  • Walk 6, Smallcombe Wood (2 miles)

Three of the walks (Nos. 1, 2 and 3) include or are close to Lyncombe Hill Fields (‘E’ in the Overview map from the leaflet, below), while walks 4 and 5 include Lyncombe Hill.  The walks may be linked together in order to form longer walks, demonstrating the wonderful network of footpaths to be explored on these beautiful Southern slopes of the City.

Printed copies of the leaflet are available at local outlets including the Good Bear Café, Bear Hotel and Da Vinci Deli in Bear Flat; and at MUS, the White Hart, RingOBells, Ram, Flamingo, and Luca & Fig in Widcombe Parade.

An additional circular walk 2.7 miles long has been documented by Bathscape.  This includes Beechen Cliff, Lyncombe Hill Fields and Alexandra Park, and crosses the Two Tunnels Path.  It can be found at https://www.bathscapewalkingfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/City-Centre-Beechen-cliff-and-Lyncombe.pdf