|Trail:||Aug/Sept 14 Bath Skyline|
|Contributor:||juliamurfin||Activity Type:||Trail Running||Difficulty:||Easy||Distance:||5.569 mi (8.962 km)|
The Bath Skyline is a National Trust-maintained, well-waymarked route through the green spaces above the Heritage city of Bath.
Bath is a beautiful - and hilly - small city with hidden valleys and spectacular viewpoints and this trail is an off-road must which will give you a great workout as well as a fantastic run.
To access the run, stand on Bathwick Hill with your back to Cleveland Walk, take the path opposite that goes between the houses, through a kissing gate and diagonally across the field. From this point follow the regular waymarkers until emerging from Cleveland Walk, back onto Bathwick Hill.
Expect mud in wet weather and some lung-busting steep sections to give your quads a wake-up call and a half. The route is probably one of our most historic trails ever taking in Iron Age, Roman, right up to Georgian eras along the way. Trail running is great for your mind as well as your body!
From Wild Running: 150 great adventures on the trail and fells of Britain by Jen and Sim Benson (Wild Things Publishing, £16.99) available from >wildrunning.net
Start/finish: Bathwick Hill, ST76064
Estimated time: 1 hour
Refuel: Society Café, Bath ST740653
Best view: Across Bath and Sham Castle ST766649
Map: OS Landranger 172
Trailzilla id: 21289
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