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Bath Walks within the Walls: Walk 1

Prehistories

A bright (though cold) day lured me out of the house to follow Peter Smithson’s Walk One from his book Bath: Walks Within the Walls.

Bath Walk 1

Dr A and I had chosen to start with Walk Two, as Walk One runs along a route that we often follow into and out of town. We thought that Walk One might be of less interest, as it features familiar paths. But seen through Smithson’s eyes, the city takes on new dimensions.

Photos by Dr H. Quotes by Peter Smithson are written in orange.

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The walk starts in South Parade.

This is my favourite part of Bath. Decent snuff-coloured buildings and the widest pavement I know.

Smithson has a thing about wide, raised pavements. Raised walkways were a feature of the recently demolished Robin Hood Gardens, designed by Alison and Peter Smithson.

The walk moves into the car-free Duke Street.

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