Getting to the Roman Baths by bicycle

There are several pleasant routes into Bath avoiding the city traffic:


From the west
The Bristol and Bath Railway Path forms part of the "Sustrans" route 4. The path is 19kms long and level nearly throughout, offering a very pleasant path for cycling or walking between the two cities.


From the north
You can avoid the traffic by joining the Kennet and Avon Canal at Bathampton and then coming into the city along Great Pulteney Street.


Leaving the Kennet and Avon canal, turn right cross the busy A36 and go a short distance downhill along Beckford Road. Turn left at the roundabout and you will find the Holburne Museum immediately on your left. Turn right down the most magnificent street in Bath, Great Pulteney Street, past Laura Place with its fountain in the centre and over Pulteney Bridge, lined with shops, then turn into the one-way system (left). The Roman Baths is just behind the Abbey.


From the east and south

The Colliers Way is a 23-mile long multi-user path between Frome and Bath via Midsomer Norton and Radstock. It is part of National Route 24 of the National Cycle Network. It joins Sustrans Route 4 at Monkton Combe and the route runs alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal for the final 6kms into the city.


Please be aware that the Kennet and Avon Canal is also used by walkers, boaters and anglers.

Image: barges and buildings along the Kennet and Avon canal in Bath

The Kennet and Avon canal in Bath