Woodland walk


Opening for visitors from 2 July 2024, the Woodland Walk is a new trail celebrating nature.

When American Museum founders, Dallas Pratt and John Judkyn, bought the Claverton estate, they also bought woodland adjoining the property. They wanted to protect this important wildlife habitat and preserve a greenbelt on the edge of Bath.

Our new Woodland Walk takes you along an 820m path into woodland filled with nature and loved by bats, birds, deer and more. It takes about 30 minutes to walk – longer if you take time to rest and reflect – with sloped and flat areas over the natural terrain along our peaceful valley. On the path, you will find panels highlighting different things to see in our woodland, comparisons with American forests, as well as quotes from American nature poetry.

The new path has been finished with wood chippings and log seats created from our Woodland Management Plan work, a key part of our environmental sustainability initiatives. Many spaces have been carpeted with a wildflower seed mix, which will be in bloom later in the year. We are very grateful for the support of Betty Suchar, whose generous gift has made the Woodland Walk possible.

Please wear suitable shoes for uneven terrain and note that the route is not fully accessible due to the gradient.