The Bath Two Tunnels Circuit is a 13 mile circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels. The route also uses National Route 24 and National Route 4, along the Kennet & Avon Canal back in to Central Bath.
- From – To: River Avon, Central Bath circular
- Distance: 13 miles
- Type: Railway Path, minor road and towpath.
- Access: Various
- Surface: Sealed surface but loose gravel on towpath.
The iconic Bath Two Tunnels opened on the 6th of April 2013 providing a fantastic walking and cycling link between Central Bath, Midford, Monkton Combe and beyond. The opening of the Two Tunnels has also opened up this fantastic 13 mile circular route from the centre of Bath that takes in National Cycle Route 24 and National Route 4. The route also takes riders of the spectacular Dundas Aqueduct on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
The immensely popular Bristol to Bath Railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities.
- From – to: Bristol to Bath
- Distance: 13 miles
- Type: Disused railway path, traffic free and flat
- Access: Bristol Temple Meads & Bath Spa railway stations link to the path
- Surface: Tarmac
This path begins in the historic port of Bristol, and passes via Mangotsfield, Warmley and Saltford before arriving in the heart of Bath.
The route was the first major project undertaken by Sustrans and is open to walkers and cyclists with access provided for disabled users. The path also features a variety of sculptures (including a drinking giant!) and working steam engines at the old train station at Bitton.
You’ll find ideal stopping points for drinks and snacks at Bitton and Warmley Stations, or you could enjoy a pub lunch at Saltford. In Bath, you’ll find a variety of ways to spend the rest of your day including the Roman Baths, art galleries, shopping and Botanical Gardens.
This historic canal links the Thames and the Bristol Channel, weaving through spectacular scenery on its way from Bath to Reading.
- From – to: Bath to Reading
- Distance: 85 miles
- Type: Canal towpath and quiet rural roads
- Surface: Compacted stone
- National Cycle Network: Route 4
This historic canal links the Thames and the Bristol Channel, weaving through spectacular scenery on its way from Bath to Reading. Its impressive architecture is in keeping with surroundings that also provide a habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna. The route extends to Bristol along the 16 mile Bristol & Bath Path and is a part of the Severn & Thames Cycle Route between Gloucester and Reading.
Between Bath and Devizes you will pass two impressive aqueducts at Dundas and Avoncliff and the dramatic Caen Hill Locks at Devizes. The route then continues towards Reading passing through some of Wiltshire’s quietest countryside.
Between Devizes and Marsh Benham the cycle route leaves the towpath and follows quiet lanes through the Vale of Pewsey with fine views of the surrounding hills and the Pewsey White Horse. From Marsh Benham the route is again generally along the towpath all the way into Reading.