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Green spaces in Bath & North East Somerset

We are lucky enough to have a wealth of greenspace in Bath & North East Somerset. From parks to nature reserves, riverside paths to woodlands all these places provide homes for nature and spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Greenspace maps have been created for Bath, Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Westfield in the Somer Valley. We hope to produce similar maps for other areas in due course.

Our landscape city

Bath is a landscape city, surrounded by hills and valleys that come right into the city centre, making it easy to get out and explore. Bath & North East Somerset Council is the lead partner in the Bathscape Landscape Partnership Scheme, a National Lottery funded scheme which seeks to restore and enhance the countryside in and around Bath, and help ensure it is appreciated and actively enjoyed by more people.

Our map shows just how green our city is, and how easy it is to find a green space within walking distance. The team behind the map came together to show the many greenspaces there are to enjoy. And, of course, we couldn’t fit them all on the map!

Leave your car behind and explore the green spaces, spectacular views, and stunning walks around Bath and North East Somerset.

View a map of our landscape city

Somer Valley

Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Westfield nestle in the hills of the Somer Valley. There are a wide variety of greenspaces to discover and many of them are connected by cycle or footpath.

Somer Valley Rediscovered is a partnership project between Bath & North East Somerset Council, Wessex Water and Natural England. It aims to improve greenspace and biodiversity in the Somer Valley and to enable communities to actively enjoy their local greenspaces, with all the mental and physical health benefits that spending time in nature brings.

This greenspace map is a collaboration between:

View the Somer Valley greenspace map

Work on your wellbeing

We all know that the great outdoors benefits our physical health, but we are also becoming more aware that spending time in parks, gardens, woodlands and other greenspaces can improve our mental health and wellbeing too. It can help reduce stress, anxiety and even soften symptoms of depression.

It is recommended that we carry out about 150 minutes of physical activity each week, but there’s also significant evidence that exposure to nature for at least 120 minutes each week can help maintain positive mental health.

Social prescribing is the process of connecting an individual with a link worker who will help people to access community based activities, related to their health and wellbeing needs. Green social prescribing links people to nature-based activities and includes outdoor exercise, community gardening and food growing projects, conservation volunteering, green gyms, and arts and cultural activities which take place outdoors. To find out more contact your local GP practice or visit the DHI Social Prescribing webpage

Find our greenspaces

Find greenspaces, parks, gardens, woodlands and countryside to explore and enjoy in Bath and North East Somerset.

You can get involved in any of the following ways

You can get involved in any of the following ways:

Scattering Ashes is not permitted

Please note that we do not give permission to scatter ashes in the parks.