The Bath Photo Walk


The Bath Festivals – Photowalk

Monday, 19 March 2018, 9:00 | Category : Bath, Upcoming Photo Walks
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Bath’s flagship multi-arts festival, The Bath Festival, will take place from 11th to 27th May and will offer more than 180 events over an extended period of 17 days, bringing some of the world’s leading writers, musicians and cultural figures into the iconic buildings and onto the streets of Bath.

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of The Bath Festivals.  To celebrate this important milestone, the festival finale weekend (26th and 27th May) will see the likes of Tears for Fears, Robert Plant, Imelda May, Alison Moyet, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Midge Ure and Seth Lakeman play on Bath Recreation Ground, along with a whole host of other festival entertainers including poets, roaming performers, childrens activities and more.

Baths biggest night of free music, Party in the City, will break from tradition by taking place during the second weekend of the festival on Friday 18th May when Bath will come alive with free performances in over 35 venues and on outdoor stages for all to enjoy. Launched by a school commission in the Abbey, the party atmosphere will spill out into the surrounding streets and bars and we have an unmissable opportunity for budding photographers who would like to get involved.

We have organised an exciting photowalk and will be offering free VIP access to a number of the venues where you can capture the fun, frivolity and atmosphere of the evening. And that’s not all! Those in attendance can post their photographs online for the chance to win an amazing prize. We are looking for images that best encapsulate how “The Bath Festival brings the city of Bath alive through the arts”. The photo that is judged to best capture the atmosphere of the Party in the City will not only win a years subscription to Digital Camera Magazine, the World’s favourite photography magazine but also a pair of tickets to the exciting Bath Festival finale at the Recreation Ground.

To register your interest, please fill in the entry form. Please note that numbers are limited. Successful applicants will be notified on Friday 11th May 2018.


2018 – Walk Information

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 16:07 | Category : Information
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It’s been a while since we have had the chance to update the Bath Photowalk website. 2016 flew by in a flash and, although we managed to organise a number of fun photowalks, finding time to update this website with the images was another matter!

We’re not quite sure what happened to 2017 either! We hope that you can forgive us for the lack of updates!

BUT, that’s all about to change!

We have already hosted two amazing photowalks this year – the first was a very wet walk in central Bath and the second was in the picturesque village of Corsham. Both walks were very well attended and it has been fantastic to see lots of new faces. Most people seem to be finding us via Facebook where we have a thriving community of photographers. So please head over to the Bath Photowalk Facebook page to join us – that tends to be where most updates are posted although we will also try our best to keep this website updated with upcoming walks.

Speaking of upcoming walks, tomorrow, we will be posting the details for a VERY EXCITING photowalk which will be taking place in May. Please keep your eyes peeled because this is one update that you will not want to miss!

Photo Walk Dates : 2016

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 13:07 | Category : Information
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In an attempt to give everyone a bit of notice with regard to the photo walks we are hoping to run this year, here is a provisional list of dates and locations. We will do our best to confirm these walks a couple of weeks in advance but please keep an eye on our Facebook page for the most up to date information.

Sunday 17th January – Castle Combe
Sunday 21st Feb – Bradford on Avon
Sunday 20th March – Bath City Scavenger Hunt
Sunday 24th April – Caen Hill Locks
Saturday 30th April – Fringe Arts Bath Photo Marathon
Sunday 5th June – Dyrham Park/Bedlam (date TBC)
Sunday 17th July – Bristol Harbour Festival
Sunday 14th August – Bath Skyline
Saturday 10th September – Jane Austen Promenade (date TBC)
Sunday 25th September – Ashton Court (date TBC)
Sunday 23rd October – London Excursion
Sunday 4th December – Westonbirt Enchanted Christmas (date TBC)

Sunday 16th August – Shaun the Sheep in Bristol

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 6:43 | Category : Bristol, Previous Photo Walks
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On 16th August we headed into Bristol to find the Shaun the Sheep sculptures which were dotted around the city.

Meeting time – 12 midday
Meeting place – Cascade Steps, Bristol Harbourside

We started from the Cascade Steps on Bristol’s harbourside and finished at The Berkeley pub at the top of Park Street.

Saturday 27th June – Festival of Nature

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 18:28 | Category : Bath, Previous Photo Walks
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This year we once again ran a photo walk during the Festival of Nature in Bath.

Meeting time: 12 midday
Meeting place: the bandstand on Royal Avenue.

The festival also allowed us an opportunity to host a pop-up exhibition where we displayed a variety of photos taken by our photo walkers.

Sunday 31st May – Bedlam Fair and FAB

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:48 | Category : Bath, Previous Photo Walks
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On May 31st we will again be taking to the streets of Bath to capture Bedlam Fair as part of Fringe Arts Bath.

Meeting Time: 13.00 (note slightly later starting time)
Meeting Place: Outside the Trinity Pub (James Street West)

Most of the action will take place around Kingsmead Square and Saw Close and, as such, there will be no route for this walk – instead, just head where the action (or the fancy!) takes you!

Sunday 3rd May – Frome

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 8:44 | Category : Frome, Previous Photo Walks
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On Sunday 3rd May, we visited the market town of Frome, the “sixth coolest town” in Britain!

Meeting time: 12 midday.
Meeting place: outside the main entrance of the Cheese and Grain.

To see our route (with added points of interest!), please take a look here.

Sunday 29th March – Spring Photowalk

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 21:50 | Category : Bath, Previous Photo Walks
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On Sunday 29th of March we visited Botanical Gardens in Bath.

Meeting time: 12 midday
Meeting place: At the gates of the Botanical Gardens (Victoria Park).

Sunday 22nd February – Wells

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 14:33 | Category : Previous Photo Walks, Wells
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As this photowalk is a little further for people to travel, I am providing lots of notice so that people who are interested in attending are able to make plans.

Meeting time: 12 midday
Meeting place: Wells market place (Old Train Station).

Wells by Mark Eastment

Wells by Mark Eastment

To see the proposed route for this walk, please take a look at this map.

To join the event page on facebook, please head here.

Sunday 25th January – Bath City Centre Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 14:31 | Category : Bath, Previous Photo Walks
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For those of you unfamiliar with a photographic scavenger hunt, we provided a list of items that the photowalkers were asked to collect during the photowalk.

The “items” were:

A sign
The sky
Something round
Something moving
A face
Something transparent
Something broken
A pattern
Something rough
Something with four legs
Something out of place
The end

For a map of the route that we followed, please take a look here.