Address: Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6NT
Opening times: The towpath is always open
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: Public toilets at Sydney Gardens South Gate
Bath is another of those UNESCO World Heritage Sites through which one of our waterways wonders. Compared to the Roman baths in this historic city, the Kennet & Avon Canal is a relative newcomer at just 200 years old.
The canal towpath is a great way to reach the Thermae Bath Spa, the stylish shops, the busy bars and trendy restaurants re-createthe buzz of the Georgian era. However, its gentle curves are the perfect compliment to the formal elegance of Bath's Georgian architecture, leading you on tranquil towpath walks out towards the Wiltshire Downs.
Take our towpath audio trail through the near by Sydney Gardens, Pump House Chimney, Cleveland House, Darlington Wharf, Sydney Wharf, Baird's Maltings and Thrimble Mill to discover a hidden world you never knew about Bath.
Take to the towpath:
Places to eat:
Lovely picnic spots include Sydney Gardens. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine
A super stretch of idyllic canal where you'll see plenty of water birds. Take a copy of our free nature spotters' guide with to create your own nature trail
By car - limited to 2 hrs on-street parking. There's a public pay & display car park at the train station
By train - Bath Spa Station is just a few minutes walk to the canalside over Halfpenny Bridge
By boat - download our Bath to Bradford on Avon visitor moorings map for more details