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The Kennet and Avon Canal Walk
About the walk: Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Bath city centre, you will find the lovely Kennet and Avon Canal Walk. A good starting point for this walk would be Sydney Gardens, where you can pick up the canal path that takes you out of the city towards Bathampton. A short walk up the river (approx 1.5 miles) will bring you out at The George Inn in Bathampton.
About the pub: This picturesque village pub sits on the very edge of the canal with a spacious beer garden (perfect for the warmer months!) with gorgeous riverside views. The pub has lots of character, as well as a hearty menu for lunch, dinner, drinks and kids. Dogs are also welcome here!
Parking: Limited road parking at Sydney Gardens, or parking is available at George Inn
Location: Mill Lane, Bath BA2 6TR
Prior Park Landscape Garden Walk
About the walk: Prior Park is a stunning, intimate 18th century landscape garden set in a sweeping valley where you can enjoy beautiful city views all over Bath. The gardens’ main feature is one of only four Palladian Bridges of this kind left in the world, and you can enjoy a number of walks around these picturesque gardens as well as Bath Skyline which is just a stone-throws away.
About the pub: The Hadley Arms is situated just a two minute walk up Ralph Allen Drive from Prior Park and offers a ‘proper’ pub experience – it’s charming, serves good food and drinks are very reasonably priced. They also serve up a mean Sunday Roast if that’s your thing!
Parking: Limited road parking at the top of Ralph Allen Drive, pub parking is also limited. Parking in the city centre or using public transport is advised.
Location: Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH
Hare and Hounds Lansdown Walk
About the walk: The Hare and Hounds Lansdown Walk, located to the north of Bath, is a beautiful countryside walk located very close to the Hare and Hounds pub. This 5.5 mile walk takes you past the famous Beckford’s Tower, through Bath Racecourse and there will be plenty of superb countryside views to admire. Find out more here!
About the pub: Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head back to the Hare and Hounds for a well deserved drink in their glorious beer garden or Sunday Lunch looking out at the views. This is a real favourite with both locals and visitors alike and we guarantee you’ll be itching to return!
Parking: Plenty of parking on site at Hare and Hounds.
Location: Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5TJ
Kelston Roundhill Walk
About the walk: Kelston Roundhill is a popular countryside walk located just outside of Bath, offering the most picturesque views over Bath and into Bristol. Please note that the hill is quite steep to climb, however the views are most certainly worth it! The circular walk is approximately 3 miles and is located very close to The Old Crown Inn at Kelston.
About the pub: The Old Crown Inn is a beautiful, charming 17th century coaching inn with bags of history with a lovely beer garden for sitting out in during the warmer seasons. On the other hand, this lovely inn makes a very cosy pub in Autumn and Winter with lovely open fires. Whether you're after a quick drink or a sit down meal, you won't be disappointed at The Old Crown!
Parking: Ample parking opposite the pub.
Location: Kelston Road, Bath BA1 9AQ