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The Bathscape Walking Festival is coming to Bath from Saturday 14 – Sunday 22 September 2019, featuring 50 free walks covering a variety of themes and distances.

All of the walks be led will by knowledgeable leaders and supported by volunteers, and start at various locations around the city.

The packed programme includes historic walks where you can learn more about John Wood, Ralph Allen, Emperor Haile Selassie and William Beckford. There are walks about death and dying, gardens and climate change and plants and foraging.

Many of the walks are child friendly, including a number of bat walks. There are also walks aimed at those living with dementia, people wanting to improve their health and wellbeing or taking their first steps to fitness. You can even help Bathscape create a meadow.

Over the weekend of 14 – 15 September, there will be opportunities to explore further afield with the Somer Valley Walking Festival. The grand finale is, as ever, the Julian House charity annual sponsored walk, The Circuit of Bath Walk, on Sunday 22 September. Walkers can enrol now for this 20 mile challenge and start fundraising to help this important local charity.

Cathy Adcock, from Julian House, said, “We are very grateful to all those walkers who enjoy the most spectacular views of Bath whilst raising vital funds to help the city’s homeless. We would also like to thank our sponsors Thermae Bath Spa”.

Peter Rollins, Marketing and Communications Director at Thermae Bath Spa, one of the key sponsors, said: “We are really pleased to be supporting the Bathscape Walking Festival and Julian House’s Circuit of Bath. The health benefits of walking are well known, and this natural affiliation between walking, spa and wellness lends itself well to our ongoing partnership with the Walking Festival”.

To find out more visit www.bathscapewalkingfestival.co.uk or call 01225 477265.

To register for the Julian House walk visit www.circuitofbathwalk.co.uk