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Bath to Keynsham over Kelston Round Hill
Introduction to Walk 2804

Photo from the walk - Bath to Keynsham over Kelston Round Hill

Region - Cotswolds

County/Area - Somerset & Gloucestershire

Author - Peter Schofield

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 950 feet / 288 metres

Time - 5 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This linear walk starts from the historic city of Bath and finishes on the outskirts of Bristol. The route explores some of the country on the southern fringe of the Cotswolds between these two cities which has remained remarkably unspoilt given the proximity of urban development. The availability of good public transport makes this walk accessible without the need of a car. The first section follows the Cotswold Way as it leaves Bath. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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