I parked at the station:
And then walked all the way through town in search of the former (and hopefully eventually to be resurrected) New Bath Hotel.
The sign's still there, and there was nothing to stop me from crossing the main road and making my way up the sweeping drive:
Having given a wave an a cheery hello to the security guard, I decided not to get too close, but to get in a good selection of external shots.
It's not in bad condition, so hopefully someone will take it on soon:
Then I turned and made my way back into the town:
The Fishpond is a smart-looking pub, but doesn't quite fit my plotting plans.
One of the two in the middle of this row, however, may suit:
So that was the first half of my walk. More to follow in Part Two...