New project championing Bath’s green spaces as a walking and cycling destination
A project to encourage people to explore Bath’s green spaces along with visiting its historic landmarks has been launched this week.
Our Landscape City connects Bath with its surrounding landscape and champions the city as a walking and cycling destination as well as a heritage destination, encouraging visitors beyond the city centre to support the local economy.
A large map showing walking or cycling routes from the centre of Bath to green spaces including Limpley Stoke, Charmy Down and Prospect Stile has been installed in a shop in Cheap Street.
The map shows the duration of each walk based on an average walking speed of two miles an hour, along with the facilities available at each location. QR codes direct people to the Bathscape website and a new area on the council website highlighting the walking opportunities, information and support available across the district.
It is hoped Our Landscape City will encourage more people to walk and cycle in, around and out of the city centre to explore the wealth of green spaces there are, benefitting people’s physical and mental health.
Our Landscape City is a project between Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bathscape, Bristol & Bath Parks Foundation, Visit Bath, Bath BID and several other local partners.
If successful in Bath, the council hopes to extend the project throughout Bath and North East Somerset.