The Canal & River Trust has started work on major repairs to Bathwick Towpath between Cleveland House and Bathwick Hill.
The Trust will reinstate 320 metres of badly eroded bank, shore-up collapsed banks and create new habitats for wildlife. As part of the project a path will be resurfaced and mooring conditions and heritage improvements carried out at Bathwick Hill Bridge. The aim is to make the popular route safer and more pleasant for walkers, cyclists and boaters.
The work is being undertaken with support from local volunteers from the Bath Towpath Taskforce, who each year contribute more than 4,000 hours to looking after waterways in the Bath area.
The project is one of 35 design ideas to improve Bath’s waterways identified as part of the WaterSpace Bath project. The WaterSpace partnership worked with the Canal & River Trust’s fundraising team to secure funding contributions from the Bath City Forum, Bath & North East Somerset Council, the Avon Frome Partnership, Wessex Water and World Heritage Small Grants Fund.
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