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The Royal Victoria Park

LOCALITY: Bath, Somerset
DISTANCE: 2 miles (3.22 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, There & back, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, T
oilets, Pub, Cafe

GRADIENT: A few ups & downs
OS MAP: Bristol & Bath

Walk description:

There is free parking around the park but this is limited to two hours. There is also Charlotte car park on the right just after you turn into Marlborough Lane.

The entrance to the park from Marlborough lane is on the left just pass the car Park. Alternatively there is an entrance on Park Lane next to the children play area.

This is a large beautiful park in Bath. It has a really large, well kept play area for children, which is enclosed. In this area there are children only toilets, and a first aid post. The first aid post is opened between 08.00am and 17.00pm in the winter and 08.00 and 20.00 in the summer. The toilets for adults are in the same building, but the entrance is outside the park. There are disabled bars available in these toilets. There is also a disabled toilet.

There is also a large skate park area next to this for older children.

If you want something to eat or drink, there is a snack kiosk in the play area. However, this it is open mainly at the weekends. There is also a small take away on the corner of Park Lane, as well as a couple of public houses.

By the entrance off Marlborough road is a bird aviary. At the opposite end of the park are the Botanical Gardens. In the middle is a large lake, where there is a lot of birdlife to be seen.

The terrain through out the Park is good. It is mainly tarmac but there are a few compact gravel pathway. The park is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies

Additional notes:

If you wish to make this walk longer you can walk along Royal Avenue, which is opposite the entrance on Marlborough Lane. This will bring you to the shops.

This is a lovely park. It is well worth a visit

15/03/2009 | Walk posted by cathy nettley

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