Coronavirus precautions in parks

You are welcome to use parks and green spaces for health reasons as long as you follow social distancing rules below. This may even mean not entering a park if it is already busy.

Please follow government advice:

Stay at home

          • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
          • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
          • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

To maintain safety for the public; children’s play areas are closed, non-essential parks operations are currently suspended, and cafes and kiosks are closed.

For updates from Bath & North East Somerset Council during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, please go to this page on our website:



This informal park was originally part of the Somerset and Dorset Railway Line which ran from Bath Green Park Station, now the site of Sainsbury’s, to Bournemouth, which closed in 1966.  After considerable construction work and the closure of the tunnel entrance, the area was laid out as a ribbon of countryside through the city and was planted with many indigenous plants.  The Linear Park has now become a very popular area for residents, especially for walking and jogging, as the park is by definition straight, with only gentle gradients. It starts in Bellotts Road in Twerton, runs through East Twerton and Moorfields as far as Bloomfield Road on the Bear Flat. The Linear Park forms a section of the picturesque Two Tunnels Greenway, a four-mile stretch of disused railway line, which includes Combe Down tunnel - at over a mile long it's the longest cycling and walking tunnel in Britain and features an interactive light and sound installation. 

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