Bath Skyline Walk
Just a short stroll up Bathwick Hill from The Bird, Bath is the National Trust's Skyline Walk. It's a 6-mile circular route, through meadows, ancient woodland and secluded valleys, and lays claim to incredible views over the city. The full route takes 3 1/2 – 4 hours, though you can dip in and out if you don't want to commit to all of it.
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 providing breathtaking views over 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.
The Mayor's 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 85 guides who will take you in all weathers, and will not accept any tips, they are there to simply to help you.
Ghost Walks of Bath
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, visitors from all over the world visit Bath and join the Ghost Walks of Bath to hear about mysterious goings on at some of Bath's best known sights! 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 fun and insightful guided walking tours.
Walks take leave from the Garrick's Head pub every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8pm and finish at around 9.45pm. There's no need to pre-book, you can pay cash on the night; adult tickets are £8, and concessions £6.
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 guide and view the highlights of the city. This audio also gives a collection of extracts from the Jane Austen novels and her letters, perfect for enjoying Bath in its Georgian heyday! There's also an audio guide to the historical sights of the city, via Bath's captivating museums. Both are available to download on the Visit Bath website.