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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Cotswold Outdoor

2 Abbeygate St, Bath BA1 1NP, UK – 01225 562230

Really helpful staff and do some great camping items etc

Perfectly fitted boots - the manager and staff were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. They explained how the foot works and is supported in the boot and advised on a slightly larger size with a supportive insole designed for the boot (they cut and fitted it there and then)... they even did some tests to show the stability and support the special insoles provided. An 8 mile walk later in the day proved an excellent testing walk and the boots were great!

Blacks

6 Abbeygate St, Bath BA1 1NP, UK – 01225 436678

Only popped in on an off chance just before Christmas... Managed to find what I wanted and thanks to the helpful staff secured a great deal (cheaper than online sellers). Would definitely visit again.

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Millets

25-28 High St, Bath BA1 5AJ, UK – 01225 435500

Good range of products affordable prices

Managed to get a good deal from their sale. Staff very friendly.

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Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the country. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks..

Camping and Caravaning

Bath Marina & Caravan Park

Brassmill Lane, Bath, Bath Somerset BA1 3JT, UK – 01225 424301

Quiet site, clean, friendly helpful staff. Well maintained facilities. Showers and toilets are warm, and clean. Bike hire on site. Position is 5mins walk from Bath Park and Ride and fares are £5.50 return for two adults and children are free. It is 13min walk from Electric Bear Brewing Co

A very good site with all the amenities one could wish for. Has a country feel although the city is near. Great dog walking close at hand. The Park and Ride bus couldn't be easier or more convenient. The Staff were very welcoming on arrival. All in all it is an excellent place to stay to visit Bath and I wish more cities would provide similar sites. I am at a loss to understand some of the negative reviews - we would certainly recommend this site.

Bath Penn Hill CL Site

Bicknam, Penn Hill Road, Bath BA1 3RX, UK – 01225 421456

Stayed here a few times and love it. Always a warm welcome from the owners. Perfectly situated for visiting Bath. Cycle path, bus stop and cotswold way all nearby, and of course good pubs.

Great location and bath is a beautiful city

Millets

25-28 High St, Bath BA1 5AJ, UK – 01225 435500

Good range of products affordable prices

Managed to get a good deal from their sale. Staff very friendly.

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!