Bath Skyline Walk and Prior Park


2nd August 2015                                                                            All photos by Hetty

We parked at Bath University (pay & display, but free on Sundays), and did the Bath Skyline Walk.  9.5 miles, with downs and steep ups!

Click here for map of walk

First we walked through the woods and passed an old quarry.

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A tramway used to take the stone down to the canalS1058854 copy

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then the start of the views

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Sham Castle, built for Ralph Allen in 1762 to enhance the view from his town house.

The back

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view from Sham CastleS1058874 copy

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Bath Abbey

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Next down hill and steep uphill


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We made a detour down to Prior Park Landscape Garden – National Trust. It was created for Ralph Allen, who became Bath’s Postmaster at age 19 in 1712, then improved the country’s postal system. He owned quarries that provide much of the stone to build Bath and built a mansion, in a park, to show off the stone.

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A heron was watching

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A rare Palladium bridge

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The mansion is now a private school

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View of the bridge from the houseS1058911 copy

Then back to the start through woods and fields

Cows of different coloursS1058916 copy

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