The Route

Our 20 mile circular route encompasses beautiful countryside and spectacular views overlooking and all around the city of Bath. The mixed terrain of footpaths, roadway, flat fields through to hills (this is Bath!) will also take you through its very quaint surrounding villages including Upper Swainswick, Woolley, Monkton Combe and South Stoke.

Whilst the full route is just over 20 miles (33km), it is broken up into five sections allowing you to choose a shorter walk if you prefer. Whichever distance, or direction you choose, you will be able to enjoy the stunning scenery and unique views of Bath. You will also be able to discover little known snippets of local history throughout the route. 

Part of the route, between the Canal Visitors Centre and Bathampton , is buggy friendly and the whole route is family and dog friendly making it the perfect day out whilst raising valuable funds. There are many stiles and kissing gates along the rest of the route. 

The route directions will be given to you at your starting checkpoint. 

Start and Checkpoints

The checkpoints will be open from 07:30 – 18:30. Upon registering you’ll be asked which time slot you’d ideally like to start and from which check point. If you are planning to do the full 20 miles we advise an early start. We will also ask you how many miles you hope to achieve. 

Your route directions will be given to you at your starting check point. As you complete each section, your route map will be stamped by our volunteers at the checkpoints so you can prove to your sponsors how many miles you have achieved. 


The Circuit of Bath Walk is a fantastic opportunity for team building in a safe and fun environment. This challenge is a fantastic chance to inspire employees, get to know your colleagues better and event strengthen your CSR objectives.

“We would absolutely recommend taking part in the Circuit of Bath challenge to anyone who is considering doing so. It was a tough 20 miles, but the sun was shining and the sights were beautiful. We were amazed at the level of generous support from ORX, family, and friends, who all clearly see value in the work Julian House does for the community.”

~ ASHLEY GREEN, Marketing & Communications Assistant Manager at ORX Association

Join us!

Every step counts on the Circuit of Bath Walk and by raising sponsorship you will be helping us to provide life-changing support to over 2,000 vulnerable men, women and children across the region. So sign up today!

It’s a route that makes one proud of Bath and I can’t wait for it to become a national event that’ll see many tourists flock to participate.

I’ve done Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, National 3 peaks and Yorkshire 3 peaks. The Circuit of Bath is unique because there’s so much drama along the route! 

~ HEMA KARIYAPPA, Bath resident and adventurer