Bath is found in England’s south-west situated in Somerset County. Bath is in Avon’s river valley, and the town is famous for its hot springs used since Roman occupation.
Maps of Bath
Maps of the city reveal its location beside the River Avon with its motorways and landmarks. Maps of the contours of the terrain show its hills. Those who visit Bath should keep a travel map of Bath and the region with them so that they can pull it out and study it at will. Even when following a tour guide, individual travellers are smart to carry their own copy of an accurate map.
Geographic Features of Bath’s Landscape
Avon – The River Avon from Bristol through Bath and into the English countryside, this river is distinguished from other Rivers Avon by being termed, “Bristol Avon.”
Avon Valley – The floodplain where the River Avon flows, the Avon Valley is a scenic region with small towns and countryside.
Geothermal Springs – These hot springs come up from underground in bubbles. The springs form underground from run-off water soaking in from the Mendip Hills.
Hills – Throughout the city of Bath, low and rolling hills are prominent. In the suburb of Landsdown is the highest hill in Bath. The high point measures over 200 metres above sea level.
Cotswolds – A famous string of hills in the west-central part of the country, the Cotswolds border the Avon Valley. The hills span over an area that is 40 by 145 kilometres.