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Walking

The Cotswold Way

Starting in the city of Bath, this National trail is a huge 102 miles long ending in Chipping Campden, although you can enjoy short easy access walks proving breath-taking views on the surrounding landscape.

The walk is well sign-posted however you do require a level of fitness, walkers tend to be surprised by the frequency of steep climbs that it contains.

Website: http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold-way

The Mayor of Bath's Corps of Honorary Guides

This group of wonderful volunteers offer a free service twice daily and there is no need to book, simply start your tour outside the Pump Room in the Abbey churchyard.

The guides themselves are highly engaging and will offer you as much information as you can digest about the history of Bath and the buildings they contain. There are currently 65 guides who will take you in all weathers, and will not accept any tips, they are there to simply to help you.

Website: http://www.bathguides.org.uk/

Ghost Walks of Bath

Whether you believe in ghosts and Ghoulies, visitors from all over the world visit Bath and join the Ghost Walks of Bath to watch mysteries unfold before their very eyes! The walks were first established by a local historian and psychic back in 1974 and have been a very popular tourist attraction ever since. Ideal for both long and short breaks to Bath, you feel like you experience the true city when participating in one of their guided walking tours.

Walks take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8PM until approx. 9.45PM, from the Garrick’s Head pub. No need to pre-book, adult tickets priced at £8, and concessions at £6.

Website: http://www.ghostwalksofbath.co.uk

In the footsteps of Jane Austen

This walk is a guide-free audio tour that you can download free-of-charge to your mobile device. Re-live the Jane Austen era by listening to the audio guide and view the highlights of the city. This audio also gives a collection of extracts from the Jane Austen novels and her letters. Enjoy Bath in its Georgian heyday!