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The circular disc of blue limestone was set into the pavement outside Bath Abbey in October 2012. It was commissioned by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, Bath Abbey and Bath and North East Somerset Council.
The 1.4m (4.5ft) diameter stone features the Cotswold Way acorn symbol at its centre, and can be found in the abbey churchyard near the Roman baths. The stone features place names from along the route and was hand-carved by local artist Iain Cotton. The marker in Bath has an old testament quote, from Jeremiah 6:16.
"Stand ye in the ways and see, ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."
It is mirrored by a similar marker at Chipping Campden and together they act as bookends for the Cotswold Way, marking the beginning and the end of the walking route.
The artist for both the Campden and Bath markers, Iain Cotton, is a sculptor, stone carver and lettering artist with 20+ years of professional experience. His work includes public and private lettering and sculpture commissions, memorials, carving for historic contexts and stone conservation: www.iaincotton.co.uk