Cotswold Way stone unveiled at Bath Abbey

An Irish Blue Limestone stone set into the pavement at the front of Bath Abbey to mark the start and end of England’s newest National Trail was unveiled last month (25 October).

The stone carries an inscription that includes the name of places on the trail. It was cut by artist lettercutter Iain Cotton working with Cliveden Conservation Workshop. The artist unveiled his work with a flourish at a ceremony that concluded a walk along part of the trail from Lansdown Racecourse to Bath Abbey by around 30 people. At the Abbey, they were joined by another 70 people. There was a dedication by the Rector of Bath Abbey, the Reverend Prebendary Edward Mason, and a performance by Morris dancers from Bath.