Picnic & Walking in Bath
Explore the historic city, discover local parks and gardens or follow footpaths through the gently rolling hills of the surrounding countryside.
There’s plenty to see by simply strolling around our World Heritage City. Visit Bath, www.visitbath.co.uk organises audio walking tours to help you discover the city’s intriguing history.
Further afield, the Bath Skyline, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bath-skyline shares miles of waymarked footpaths, with walks ranging from 2-6 miles and offering stunning views of the city.
Less demanding is the towpath of the Kennet & Avon Canal, which takes you gently out of the city, meandering through picturesque valleys. www.canalrivertrust.org.uk.
We have beautiful grounds here at the hotel and we’re happy to make you up an Afternoon Tea picnic basket to take away and enjoy on our terrace, or at your chosen spot in the garden.
If you’d like to enjoy a picnic further afield, here are our top suggestions:
Sydney Gardens: Just across the road from the hotel, you’ll find the entrance to Sydney Gardens, one of the last remaining 18th century pleasure gardens. From here you can also access the Kennet & Avon canal.
Parade Gardens: Parade Gardens are close to the city centre and you’ll enjoy excellent views of Pultney Bridge and the Weir. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch some live music from the bandstand, too.
Royal Crescent & Royal Victoria Park: After marvelling at the Royal Crescent – a ‘must` on your sightseeing list - head for Royal Victoria Park. This is Bath’s largest park and houses the Botanic Gardens as well as a kids’ adventure playground, tennis courts and a brilliant crazy golf course.
Henrietta Park: Sitting just behind Great Pultney Street, Henrietta Park is a peaceful oasis – a hidden gem that’s never too busy.
Alexandra Park: A tranquil wooded hillside on the south side of the city with magnificent views over Bath.
Prior Park: Prior Park is a National Trust Park but it’s well worth the entrance fee to admire the stunning 18th century landscaped garden, set in a sweeping valley, and its spectacular views of Bath.