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Walking to Little Solsbury Hill

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Walking to Little Solsbury Hill

Hello all,

I will be staying in Bath for a couple of days without a car and am trying to figure out the feasibility of walking to Little Solsbury Hill. I did some searching and found that it is possible to walk from Bath but few details. I'm an avid walker/runner/cyclist so do not fear the distance as much as logistical concerns such as construction, heavy traffic, lack of walking path the entire distance, etc. Trying to determine if it would be better to hire a car just to take me there.

I will be traveling in late April of this year. Any tips/comments appreciated. Thank you so much in advance. Cheers!

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1. Re: Walking to Little Solsbury Hill

You certainly don't need a car! Driving in bath is hell anyway. Its a Georgian city, narrow streets. You can easily walk to solsbury hill. Buy yourself an ordnance survey map, or just use a Google map. Walk out of bath on the canal till you get to the George pub, about one mile, then leave the canal and head for batheaston, just another 10 mins. From other you are just a 15 min walk to solsbury hill. And while you are there take in the surrounding St Catherine valley, very beautiful.Make a day of it and take a picnic. Alternatively, the number 13 bus goes frequently from the bus station to batheaston, from where you can easilly walk.

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2. Re: Walking to Little Solsbury Hill

You could walk it in less than 4 hours for the round trip. Buy an OS map in Waterstone's in the centre of town, or print a few sheets from Streetmap - see link.


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3. Re: Walking to Little Solsbury Hill

As already suggested, get the 13 bus out to Batheaston or just walk it from the centre, or wherever you are staying. It's also a nice walk along the K&A canal towpath to Bathampton from where you can also get to Solbsury Hill after you've gone over the toll bridge (which is free for pedestrians!) up to the A4 .

There's some good pubs out that way too.

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4. Re: Walking to Little Solsbury Hill

We've needed to loiter in Batheaston a few times last summer and reckon it takes us just under an hour to do a circular walk up from the village hall up the hill and back round with a quick stop to admire the views. There seem to be quite a few springs up there, so be prepared for a bit of mud. The cows don't seem bothered by walkers either.

It is a nice (flat) walk from the City out to the George at Bathampton along the canal and then over the toll bridge over the Avon to Batheaston (turn right into the village). Solsbury Lane is a tarmac'd route up to Solsbury Hill but there are plenty of footpath

Alternatively the 13 bus will take you alone London Road and through Batheaston village.

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