River Avon Trail
40 km / 25 miles
Bath NES, Bristol, N Somers
Following the river upstream from the historic harbour village of Pill close to the riverís mouth, the River Avon Trail passes through the spectacular Avon Gorge, the modern city and ancient river port of Bristol, some very beautiful countryside to reach the elegant Georgian city of Bath.
The River Avon Trail is part of the Kennet and Avon Walk which goes across country from Reading on the Thames to the Severn Estuary.
It is a fascinating river. Historically it was the great highway of the area, stimulating trade and industry. The river corridor has a complex geology and offers a rich and varied environment for wildlife, containing some unique species.
A free downloadable trail guide is available from the website below.
|Path Type:||Paths Marked on OS mapping|
|Waymark:||Canal barge on blue background|
|Attributes:||River; Urban; Heritage; Industrial History|
ST525761 - Pill, North Somerset
ST752650 - Pulteney Bridge, Bath, North East Somerset
Publications, Badges and Certificates:
|Booklet:||River Avon Trail Guide (Forest of Avon - 2007)|
|Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):|
|OS Explorer:||154, 155|
|OS Explorer Active:||154, 155|
Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:
|Hostel Accommodation:||Bristol YHA, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol||< 1 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Bristol Backpackers Hostel, St Stephens Street, Bristol||< 1 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Bath YHA, Bathwick Hill, Bath, Somerset||1 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Bath Backpackers Hostel, 13 Pierrepont St, Bath||< 1 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Bath YMCA, Broad St Place, Bath, Somerset||< 1 Km|
|GPS Exchange Format Route File:||River Avon Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File||Login to Download
|MemoryMap Route file:||River Avon Trail Memory Map Route File||Login to Download
|Tracklogs Route file:||River Avon Trail Tracklogs Route file||Login to Download
|41.1 Km (25.5 miles)
473 m (1,552 ft) ascent
47 m (154 ft) maximum height