Bristol and Bath Railway Path

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Start: Old Market Area, Bristol
Distance: 16 miles (25 km)
Grid Ref: ST601731
 
Climbing: 200 metres
Walk time: 6-8 hours
Days: 1

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Summary: The Bristol and Bath Railway Path is an off-road walking and cycling way which was created by the charity Sustrans between 1979 and 1986. The path follows the route of the Midland Railway Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line, which was closed during the Beeching Axe of the 1960s in favour of the more direct former Great Western Railway between the cities, from Lawrence Hill in central Bristol to Newbridge in Bath. It passes through the suburbs of Easton, Fishponds, and Staple Hill, then the villages of Mangotsfield, Warmley, Bitton and Saltford, before ending at Newbridge. (Source: Wikipedia)


Useful Links:
Bristol and Bath Railway Path
Long Distance Walkers Association


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