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Address: Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6NT View on Google map

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 wanders. 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 that recreate the 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 nearby Sydney Gardens, Pump House Chimney, Cleveland House, Darlington Wharf, Sydney Wharf, Baird's Maltings and Thrimble Mill to discover a world you never knew about Bath.

Things to do and see

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Boat trips:

Picnic spot:

Lovely picnic spots include Sydney Gardens. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine


Wildlife spotting:

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

Getting here


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

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