The Bath 5k Map

by Annie Legge in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

Total raised £4,790

raised so far

138

supporters

Launching The Bath 5k Map, an illustrated printed map and website in support of youth mental health services in Bath. bath5kmap.org

by Annie Legge in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 19th June 2023 we'd raised £4,155 with 112 supporters in 49 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Undiscovered 5k walks around Bath

The Bath 5k Map will be a printed map and accompanying website of undiscovered 5k walks in and around Bath, UK. 

Annie has mapped over 50 x 5k walks around Bath.  Each walk is circular and discovers the city, hills, valleys, and rivers. It is without doubt that the single most important factor to our wellbeing is nature and the outdoors. 

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5k is a wonderful distance for walking with friends and family, or enough time to have thinking space for yourself. 

The map

We are designing an original beautifully illustrated map to showcase our walks, giving an overview of the city and everything you need to know to follow the first 20 5k routes.  Purchasing the map will enable you to activate a 1-year annual subscription to our website, with instant access to the full details of the first 20 x 5k walks and to a new monthly walk for 12 months. 

100% of profits from the sale of each map will be in aid of our two charity partners, Mentoring Plus and Off the Record supporting the mental health of our young people in Bath. 

Help us launch our first 20 walks!

Annie's story

Annie’s inspiration came on New Years Day 2022 whilst exploring a new walk with the family, and discussing new year's resolutions, many of which were about trying new things and keeping fit! The 5k walk idea was born, which rapidly led to mapping a different 5k for every week during 2022.

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The purpose of the project was to deeply explore the hills, valleys and city of Bath, and to find ways in which to share this with others who are living in or visiting the city.

Annie has has continued to map over 50 x 5k circular walks in and around the City of Bath.  All the walks have easy parking, can be walked with dogs, and many are marked with pubs, river swimming spots and heritage highlights of our beautiful city.

Early in 2023, tragically Annie's nephew took his own life age 24.  The project has since taken on a new direction of championing wellbeing and mental health. Annie's focus has been on 2 charities in particular based in Bath supporting the mental health of our young people, in memory of Eddie.

The initiative

Isn't it amazing that so often we do the same walks again and again, particularly if we are out regularly walking our dogs! We have put together the first 20 undiscovered walks around Bath to improve your repertoire of walks.  

Being in the outdoors is fundamental to our overall health and wellness, and walking with others a wonderful social activity. We recommend you discover these walks with friends, all the practical information you need is included.

We are designing an original beautifully illustrated map with local artist Ellie Shipman to accompany a website, giving an overview of the city and everything you need to know to follow each 5k route. 

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Purchasing the map will give you a one-year annual subscription to the walks. Month by month we will release more undiscovered walks around Bath and even further afield to make sure you always have somewhere new to walk.

Buying the map will give you access to the website and everything you need to know.  

Our fundraising

Our walks are not only good for your well being, 100% of profits from the sale of each map will be in aid of our two charity partners, Mentoring Plus and Off the Record supporting the mental health of our young people in Bath.

We are fundraising to get the project off the ground and go live with our first 20 walks! 

Mentoring Plus


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Mentoring Plus supports children and young people facing difficulties in education, with family issues or mental wellbeing by offering 1-1 mentoring and supported group activities, helping to build confidence, resilience and aspirations for the future. 

Its longest-established project mobilises adult volunteer mentors to re-connect young people with their own community, ensuring young people can access outdoor activities, inspirational settings and skills-building opportunities.

Off the Record

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Off the Record Bath and North East Somerset (OTR) improves the emotional health and wellbeing of young people. We want every young person in Bath and North East Somerset and beyond to be emotionally healthy, confident and empowered in themselves.

We provide a range of free services for anyone aged 10-25 living, working or studying in Bath and North East Somerset, including counselling, listening support, youth participation, advocacy, support for care leavers and a LGBTQ+ focused youth group.

Listening Support is a free, confidential  20-minute session with a trained listening support worker (LSW) that gives a young person a safe space to be heard, and work in a solution-focused way to identify the best way forward for them.  Our LSW's tailor each session to the needs of the young person, who come to us with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, abuse, and bereavement. Where more complex mental health concerns are uncovered, the young person will be offered six counselling sessions, delivered by our professional counsellors.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£30 or more

Launch VIP group PLUS limited release sticker pack

Be in our Launch VIP group and be the first to receive your copy of the map and 1-year content subscription (RRP £20) before wider release AND a sticker pack of our map icons designed by Ellie Shipman. Available for collection in Bath.

£70 or more

Introduction to Wild Swimming for 2 people

Brought to you by Bath's Wild Swimming Woman (https://wildswimmingwoman.com/)! Donate and book a personalised 1-hour introduction to a wild swimming experience for 2 people. We will cover safety & cold water exposure followed by an immersion experience at Farleigh Hungerford near Bath, the country's oldest swimming club. Tea & cake included! Dates to be arranged between June and September 2023.

£100 or more

Become a digital business sponsor

Feature as a digital sponsor for The Bath 5k Map - we will be releasing new walks every month, with regular fresh content and blogs across our website and Instagram.

£25 or more

Launch VIP group

Be in our Launch VIP group and be the first to receive your copy of the map and 1-year content subscription (RRP £20) before wider release. Available for collection in Bath.

£25 or more

Join a small group community 5k walk and wild swim

Donate and reserve your place on a community group 5k walk, taking in a wild swim in a local river near Bath. Brought to you by Wild Swimming Woman (https://wildswimmingwoman.com/) in collaboration with The Bath 5k Map, this walk is for up to 8 people taking in one of our launch walks. Free The Bath 5k Map stickers included! Dates to be arranged between June and September 2023.

£150 or more

Become a business sponsor & feature on our map

Are you a Bath-based business? The first 8 business sponsors will have their business name and logo printed on the first release of the map and feature on our website.

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