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Bath River Line

Use this page to learn about the Bath River Line.

The Bath River Line is an urban green and blue infrastructure project, developed in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, the Environment Agency, Wessex Water, National Trust and Bath Spa University.

Project aims

The Bath River Line project aims to follow the River Avon to form a continuous 10km greenway through the heart of Bath. The concept for a riverside path for Bath first emerged in the WaterSpace Study.

The project aims to transform the currently neglected corridor into a model for sustainable development. The Bath River Line will support community connectivity and active travel, on foot, cycling or wheeling.

The Bath River Line has the following objectives:

  • enhance and expand the active travel network in Bath by creating a level, accessible route from Newbridge to Batheaston
  • improve biodiversity and climate change resilience by creating and enhancing natural habitats
  • provide a safe, social and inclusive space for residents and visitors by creating a high quality, linear park
  • create new economic opportunities and enhance tourism in Bath by improving access to the water

Project location

The Bath River Line project boundary can be viewed using the following map:

Further information

The first phase of the Bath River Line will be delivered in 2024 and includes improvements to the tow paths and adjacent green spaces.

The first phase includes new seating, access points, and ecological planting along the river between Newbridge and Green Park in the city centre. It also includes new signs and improved connections to other pedestrian and cycle routes.

You can visit the Bath River Line website for more information.