Bath charity Julian House is calling on the city’s residents to join them for their 18th spectacular Circuit of Bath sponsored walk, taking place next month.
The walk, which is popular with both locals and visitors, takes place on Sunday 22nd September, and organisers are hoping to have over 400 people taking part.
The route takes in some of Bath’s beautiful nearby countryside and participants can choose their own distance – from 2 to 20 miles.
Participants can start the route at any of the 5 checkpoints, with a convenient shuttlebus running between each point: Kingwood School Upper Sports Pavilion, Bathampton Mill, Canal Visitor Centre (Limpley Stoke), St. Gregory’s Catholic College 6th Form building (Odd Down), and Newbridge Park & Ride.
It’s the perfect day out for families, friends or work colleagues and dogs are also welcome.
For young family groups, the stretch between Bathampton Mill and Limpley Stoke follows the canal path, making it suitable for pushchairs. Everybody who completes the whole 20-mile route will be rewarded with a medal.
Tessa Kerslake, Community and Events organiser at Julian House said: “The fantastic thing about the Circuit of Bath Walk is that there is a route for everyone. You can choose to walk clockwise or anti-clockwise, and pick a distance that suits you.
“From an all day hike, to a lovely afternoon out. It is a fantastic opportunity for locals and visitors to Bath alike to experience the beautiful countryside on the doorstep of Bath.”
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £6 for children with £25 family tickets available. Organisers kindly ask that all participants raise as much sponsorship as they can so that the charity can continue to help and support vulnerable people across the South West.
The money raised from the walk will help Julian House continue to change and save lives.
The charity operates emergency and supported housing projects, as well as support, training and employment services that give socially excluded people the opportunity to build a brighter future for themselves.
Further details, and tickets, can be found online at http://www.circuitofbathwalk.co.uk/.