Bath Marches - Saturday October 3rd 2020

What are the Bath Marches?

The Bath Marches will take place on Saturday 3rd October, 2020. Starting and finishing in the centre of the  beautiful Georgian city of Bath, the event comprises of 2 challenge walks or "Marches" of 9 and 15 miles including snack stops. Whilst the route follows 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
  • Groups of friends or individuals keen to take on the challenge
  • School teams
  • Raise awareness and encourage fundraising towards our Supported Charities

2020 Entry Fees - Registration now open

  • 9 & 15 mile route - £25
  • 9 & 15 mile route Under 18's - £15

Team captains can register a team and invite others to join when registering themselves.

For teams larger than 6 Marchers contact the organisers.

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


All finishers will receive a Marcher's Medal as they 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


We look forward to welcoming Marchers on the day but wanted to update everyone as the 3rd October draws closer.

  1. The Marches team are following Covid-19 guidelines on group sizes, social distancing, staggered starts, sanitising, food handling and medal giving.
  2. All registered Marchers will shortly receive "On the Day Marcher details" by e-mail,
  3. Allocation of group depart times.  On arrival at the Rec a series of TIME POSTS  will have been set up for Marchers to congregate at.  Groups of friends, charity teams and business teams will be able to select a post and when ready to depart will be set off in the next available slot.  Departing slots are at 45 second intervals and will follow a very quick brief from the Master Marcher!!! 

Navigating the route

There are a number of ways to navigate the 2 routes

  1. Use the OS map embedded in this website (scroll down). 
  2. Follow the Marches markers strategically placed around the route.
  3. Use the Iconic Events app, details of which will be included in your "On the Day Marcher instructions"
  4. Follow the person in front of you......only joking!

    Photograph Competition

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

    Begbies Traynor Marches Challenge

    We are grateful to the Bath office of Begbies Traynor for awarding a trophy to the winner of the Bath Marches Challenge. A series of fun, lighthearted, non physical challenges can be completed by teams or individuals  as they complete either route.  All details can be found on The Bath Marches page of the  Iconic Events App, free to download.

    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 March office for further details on 07528 055110 or

    Supported 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 2020, the Bath Marches has nominated 3 supported charities for those Marchers who are looking to march for a great cause.

    We are delighted to confirm that the ABF, The Soldiers' Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund will be our supported charities in 2020.

    Other Participating Charities

    We also are inviting any other charity to enter walkers to raise funds for their cause and details of those involved can be viewed here. These are known as Participating Charities.

    Iconic Events App (free)

    On the day, we are encouraging Marchers to sign up to the Bath Marches event App, where they will be able to check they are on the correct route at all times. Read up on local, natural and military history. Take part in the Team Challenge.

    Want to become involved?

    In 2021 we will be launching other Marches around the Country. If you are a veteran and interested in hearing more then direct message the team via the Bath Marches Facebook page.

    9 & 15 Mile Routes

    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 are host to amazing wildlife such as Kingfishers, Peregrine Falcons, Roe Deer, Herons and 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, the Brecon Beacons and the Cotswolds to name a few!

    Our nation's history

    Our route is rich with the stories of Celts, Romans, Vikings and Normans through to Bath's role in WW1 and WW2.

    Supported Charities

    About us

    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. 

    For further details, contact Richard Best,  office mobile: 0752 8055110

    Participating Charities