Bristol and Bath Railway Path, Somerset

The Bristol and Bath Railway Path is a 13 mile traffic free route with a flat tarmacked surface, so it’s a good one for a family bike ride when you’re staying in the area on your large group holidays in Somerset. The path forms part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network (Cycle Route 4) and follows the disused railway line that closed back in the 1960s; it’s frequently used by people out for a run or a stroll who often stop for lunch at one of the riverside pubs at Saltford or at Warmley Waiting Room café, which as the name suggests, used to be the waiting room when the station was in use. Stop and admire the sculptures along the way and look out for wildlife – if you’re a twitcher you’d be wise to pack your binoculars.

If you don’t fancy doing both ways, you can get the train back as there are stations close to the start of the path at Bath and Bristol.

All information correct at the time of writing

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