Bath Marches - Saturday 5 October 2019

What are the Bath Marches?

The Bath Marches is a new event for the South West's 2019 outdoor calendar on Saturday 5th October. Starting and finishing at Bath Recreation Ground in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, the event comprises 2 challenge walks or Marches of 12 and 22 miles including snack stops. Whilst the routes follow established footpaths, the terrain presents plenty of challenges and good levels of fitness will be required by all those taking part. The event will be managed by an experienced team of outdoor experts and the event aims to appeal to all ages. Along the route, the support team will encourage Marchers and share details of the local, natural and military history. The support team will also manage the optional "Team Challenges" for groups.

The event aims to appeal to a number of audiences including:

  • Serving or former services personnel
  • Corporate teams
  • School teams
  • Groups of friends or individuals keen to take on the challenge

2019 Entry Fees

  • 12 mile route - £18
  • 22 mile route - £20
  • School Age Entries (Under 18s)  - FREE

Please note that a small additional booking fee is charged by our registration partner.

Marcher's Medal

Add your optional Marcher's Medal when you register, and it'll be waiting for you when you cross the finish line. Food and drink will also be available.

The Bath Marches aims to:

  • Demonstrate how spending time in the great outdoors can be fun as well as great for your health
  • Highlight the wonderful countryside around Bath and how we must protect it.
  • Share the rich history of the area area from Stone Age man, the Romans, the Middle Ages and more recently the World Wars.
  • Encourage more people to take up walking

Photograph Competition

In addition all Marchers will have the option to enter the on the day photograph competition via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available including:

  • Title sponsorship for the Bath Marches
  • Route sponsorship
  • Awards, First Aid, Venue, support team and others

Please contact the Bath Marches Office for further details on 07528 055110 or

Supporting Charities

The event encourages involvement from all charities and we invite fundraisers to use the Bath Marches as a way of engaging with your network. Charities taking part will have their logo featured on this website and will be included in our social media activity. All details are available from the Bath Marches office.

For 2019, the Bath Marches has nominated 4 supported charities for those Marchers who are looking to march for a great cause.

We are delighted to confirm that the SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity, ABF The Soldier's Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity will be amongst our supported charities in 2019.

12 & 22 Mile Route

The Routes

Countryside worth marching through...

Bath is better known for the attractions that the City has to offer visitors. What many people don't realise is that we are surrounded by some of the best long distance walking paths in the UK including the Cotswolds Way, Kennet & Avon Canal path and the MacMillan Way.

Iconic wildlife

The city and surrounding countryside is host to amazing wildlife such as Kingfishers, Peregrine Falcons, Roe Deer, Herons, Emperor Dragon Flies.

Panoramic views

If you love a good view or dream of snapping the perfect instagram shot you can expect to see views over Bath, Bristol, Brecon Beacons and the Cotswolds to name a few!

Our nations history

Our routes are rich with the stories of celts, romans, vikings and normans through to Baths role in WW1 and WW2.

Supported Charities


People behind the event

When Richard Best and Darroch Davison, both former soldiers, discussed the idea for a challenge walk in Bath, little did they realise how much interest the project would quickly generate. With a broad range of stakeholders the Bath Marches promises to be a memorable event in a spectacular location.

The event is organised by Iconic Walking Events the specialist walking division of Breathingspace.

Address: Breathingspace, 6 Princes Street, Bath, BA1 1HL