How to Find the Fields

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As shown in the Maps section of the website, there are three pedestrian gates into and out of the Fields:

  • The gate into the North Field, near the top of the ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ footpath which links Calton Road and Alexandra Road in Widcombe to the Alexandra Park viewpoint;
  • The gate into the South Field opposite no. 100 Greenway Lane;
  • The gate into the West Field from the public footpaths that cross the playing fields of Beechen Cliff School.

As also shown in the Maps section of the website, an excellent circular walk of around one mile in length can be made by using the public footpaths between these North and West Gates by way of Beechen Cliff school playing fields and the Alexandra Park viewpoint.

Please note that parking is extremely limited in Calton Road, Alexandra Road and Greenway Lane.  If you must arrive by car, please park on the roadway around Alexandra Park, accessed via Shakespeare Avenue (BA2 4RQ).  A charge is payable for stays of more than one hour on Mondays to Saturdays, using a mobile phone.  The park is closed to vehicles between dusk and dawn.  

See also: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/sport-leisure-and-parks/parks-green-spaces/find-park/alexandra-park/

The designated footpaths through the Fields are mainly quite rough and can be muddy after periods of rain.  Also, none of the three gates are suitable for wheelchairs, and none of the routes to the gates can be described as step-free.  The path from the Alexandra Park viewpoint to the North gate is tarmac but it descends quite steeply and has six shallow steps.  Bicycles are strictly prohibited in the Fields.  We are however proposing to remove the North gate for a trial period, in order to provide easier access for buggies.