The Active Way

The Active Way is a three-year pilot project delivered by Bath and North East Somerset Council, offering FREE social prescribing activities to increase your health and well-being through active travel.

The Active Way offers a range of free cycling and walking activities to Somer Valley and wider BANES residents. We want to help you to become more active through how you travel. Whether you are looking for an opportunity to try something new, gain access to bikes or local infrastructure, or become more confident through meeting like-minded people whilst walking and cycling outdoors, we are here to help. 

We are working with well-established providers with a wealth of experience delivering cycling and walking activities:

Sustrans - Active Steps is a 10-week walking and cycling programme helping to build confidence and activity levels, with access to a bike if you do not have one.

All Cycles Bath & West - Inclusive and Accessible cycling for adults and children with health, learning and social needs. 

Supporting Family Change - Walk and Talk, 1-2-1 or group lead wellness walks that offer time to chat with staff or fellow walkers.

Snap & Stroll - A creative well-being group led by two experienced photographers, strolling around the Somer Valley and taking photos.

KiActiv -  A 12-week programme that helps you monitor your everyday movement with the support of a health coach and wearable device.

BANES Bikeability team - offering 1-2-1 Adult and Family cycle training.

GoJauntly - 30 miles of walking trails are being developed for the Somer Valley and are coming online in 2024.

Bike and E-Bike Hire - Coming soon to the Somer Valley in 2024.

Sustrans and BANES Bikeability team -  Dr Bike and Bike Maintenance pop-up workshops and events throughout 2024 to learn how to fix and maintain your bike.


Joining our activities is easy and can be done by heading to our website and clicking 'Our Activities' for more information on our provider's free activities. To join an activity, press the 'Join Activity' button, where you can make a self-referral or speak with your local healthcare provider or a friend or family member about supporting you with a professional referral.

The Active Way team can also support you when choosing and signing up for an activity. You can request to speak to one of the team by clicking 'The Active Way Triage Team' in the Activities section of your referral. Alternatively, you can also contact us by email or phone. We are here for you and want to support you with your active travel journey.