Bath Skyline

We have worked with Lisa at the National Trust Bath Skyline property over the last 2 years on several projects and she has helped us to deliver some extremely high quality interpretation that has proved very popular with our visitors.

Robert Holden, NT Lead Ranger Bath Skyline

Project profile
Short walk Bathwick Hill Cover View V4

Illustration of Bath by Nick Hirst

The site

Bath Skyline is the identity of the 500 acres of countryside that the National Trust own and care for on the south east side of the World Heritage Site of Bath. Flower-rich limestone hills, secluded valleys and wooded slopes attract locals and visitors alike to revel in the tranquility and beauty of the countryside just a stones throw from the city centre. From the hillsides, panoramic views of the city and beyond provide a sense of space and a dramatic contrast to the intensity of the city.

The brief

  • To create a consistent branded experience for all the countryside furniture and interpretation literature.
  • To redesign the existing map for the popular Bath Skyline Walk
  • Design a format for a series of short walks
  • Design and produce a leaflet for a woodland play area and fairy trail

Services provided by Lisa Kirman

  • Evaluation of all elements of the project brief in conjunction with client aims and visitor market research.
  • Research into site heritage, services, facilities, related Bath experiences and existing publications, potential new walk routes
  • Creative development of a family trail
  • Creative development of a series of walks connecting countryside and city.
  • Copy writing
  • Concepts and branding for countryside furniture and literature
  • Budget and programme management
  • Management and coordination of illustrators, graphic designer, craftsmen, editor.
  • Design and printing of two DL size leaflets
Bracken Elffly-NT

Illustration by Gaynor Fuge


  • A family trail incorporating the existing woodland play and fairy trail and consisting of 5 activity stations on a 2 mile circular route, with coordinated leaflet, associated activity sheets sheets, onsite benches, information and way marking.
  • A new short walk connecting the city centre and its countryside setting with an associated leaflet titled “Walk to the View”.
  • New bespoke benches and way marking providing a cohesive image for the skyline furniture.

Project portfolio

Walk leaflet
Walk to the View front :back cover

Back and front cover










Family Trail
Family Trail cover

Family trail leaflet

Wild art activity post

Activity plaques fitted to posts

activity post + tom boden, helen gosh, rob hs, veronica

Happy customers! One of 5 activity posts in-situ with (l-r) Manager Tom Boden, NT Director Helen Ghosh and Ranger Rob Hopwood-Stevens.











Bath leaf sheet

Series of 4 co-ordinated activity sheets

Bath bug sheetBath bird sheet

Bath fairy acitvity sheet









Benches and other furniture

Bath furniture concept sketches

Bath bench sketch

We all need space, unless we have it we cannot reach that sense of quiet in which whispers of better things come to us gently.

Octavia Hill 1883, co-founder of National Trust

Bathwick bench upper kg 200614 Bench at Bathwick 23-06-2014

Sham Castle bench

Information plaques and posts

Bath info plaque

Information panel and shown in-situ below with coordinated way marking and advertising plaque

Info post with Veronica