Stroll like a snowman with our guided wintry walking routes around beautiful Bath

10 December 2020

Enjoy some fresh air, exercise and the beautiful Bath landscape this winter thanks to two ‘snowman walks’ from University of Bath triathlon coach Blair Cartmell.

He has used the Garmin GPS fitness app to create two seasonal walks that are shaped like a snowman when viewed on a map and take in spectacular views of our home city. Both are easy to follow using a smartphone.

The first, an 8.4km walk, takes in landmarks around the city centre to the north of the River Avon and the hills around Bear Flat to the south.

Here’s the route:

For those feeling more energetic, the second 16km walk also includes Odd Down, Combe Down and Prior Park.

Follow the route here:

Blair is no stranger to putting together running and walking routes around Bath for the British Triathlon and BUCS students squads who train at the University. Here are eight more he has compiled, all starting and finishing at the University’s Claverton Down campus…

Route 1: University Wild Fields walk (2.76km) –
Route 2: Campus walk or run (4.23km) –
Route 3: Wooded gravel trails (6.29km) –
Route 4: Bath Skyline (8.05km) –
Route 5: Canal adventure (10.34km) –
Route 6: Canal cruise (9.7km) –
Route 7: Bathwick Meadow (4.9km) –
Route 8: Bench View (7.8km) –

Please remember to follow the current Government guidelines for meeting and exercising in a public space.

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