Experience hosted by Sonia

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join me in exploring St Catherine’s Valley, one of the most enchanting vales near Bath. Featuring rolling fields, country paths and fantastic scenery, this guided walk offers a peaceful escape to a hidden valley and the charming hills of the Cotswolds.

We’ll start the walk at the quaint village of Batheaston near Bath. We’ll first follow the bubbling St Catherine’s Brook and stroll across the bottom of the St Catherine’s Valley. At every twist and turn of the vale, we’ll discover breathtaking scenery of the rolling Cotswold hills.

We’ll then leave the valley behind, climb a very steep hill and wander along country paths. From the top of the hill, we’ll enjoy glorious views of the enchanting vale. Dropping back down into St Catherine’s Valley, we’ll further enjoy the peacefulness and charm of the Cotswold vale.

This circular walk is 5 miles long, takes 2 to 2 ½ hours and includes a very steep ascent and muddy paths. Throughout this walk, I’ll endeavour to share my passion and knowledge of the Cotswolds and St Catherine’s Valley. Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Additional dates available (message me with your requirements).
Join me in exploring St Catherine’s Valley, one of the most enchanting vales near Bath. Featuring rolling fields, country paths and fantastic scenery, this guided walk offers a peaceful escape to a hidden valley and the charming hills of the Cotswolds.

We’ll start the walk at the quaint village of Batheaston near Bath. We’ll first follow the bubbling St Catherine’s Brook and stroll across the bottom of the St Catherine’s Valley. At eve…

Meet your host, Sonia

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hi, I’m Sonia and I’m passionate about walking, exploring and travelling. I’ve been a walker my whole life and an experienced hiker for the past 5 years. I’ve walked through the beautiful British countryside, including the Cotswolds, Somerset, the Brecon Beacons, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands.

I’ve lived in South West England for over 6 years and I’m now based in the South Cotswolds. I manage the travel website A Dragon’s Escape, where I share tips to explore the wonders of Bath, Bristol, the Cotswolds and beyond.

On weekends, I enjoy escaping to the charming villages, the enchanting countryside and the spectacular scenery of the Cotswolds and the South West region. I now wish to share this corner of paradise with you.
Hi, I’m Sonia and I’m passionate about walking, exploring and travelling. I’ve been a walker my whole life and an experienced hiker for the past 5 years. I’ve walked through the beautiful British countryside, including the Cotswolds, Somerset, the Brecon Beacons, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands.

I’ve lived in South West England for over 6 years and I’m now based in the South Cotswolds. I manage the travel website A Dragon’s Escape, where I share tips to explore the wonder…
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Where you'll be

The walk begins at the quaint village of Batheaston. From Bath, you can take the 3, 3A and X31 buses to Batheaston Stambridge, then walk from the high street to our meeting point. If you’re driving, you can park along North End and Eagle Road (BA1 7HA). We’ll meet at the kissing gate at the intersection of Steway Lane and Stambrook Park (BA1 7HW). The closest toilets, shops and pubs are located in the centre of Batheaston.

2 reviews

Nicola
August 2021
Was a lovely experience! Sonia was very accommodating when we informed her we were running late. The walk was lovely and well thought out
Tyla
May 2021
Had such a magical and peaceful long hike with amazing views, Sonia was great, we were running late but she was very patient and waited for us plus had great knowledge about the history of the area and tips to not get chased by cows! had a great day would recommend :)

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is intermediate.

What to bring

Walking boots
Waterproofs
Water and snacks
Prescription medication

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.