Countryside surrounding Bath
Little Solsbury Hill, 1 mile east of Bath. Green hills are visible from virtually any point in Bath city centre: it is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
The hill is said to be on a ‘ley line’, supposed lines of energy joining sites of ancient pagan significance.
This is a good place to go star-gazing on a dark night, away from the city lights.
The best countryside view from a café is from the Garden Centre café in the south-western suburb of Whiteway.
The whole area round here is superb for mountain biking.
Once this was an iron age encampment.
Peter Gabriel’s song from 1978 ‘Solsbury Hill’ precisely describes a walk to this point.
You can enjoy the countryside from several villages round Bath. Try Monkton Combe, Combe Hay, Northend, St Catherine, or Saltford,
Walkers can explore the countryside round here on foot easily from the city centre – just head for St Catherine’s valley on the east side