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Local routes to help you explore the area, get fit and get where you need to go.

Places to find rides and walks

Sustrans – A UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors.

BetterbyBike – cycling maps and rides – Lots of rides to choose from around Bristol. See a list of leisure rides here

Cycling UK – formerly the Cyclists’ Touring Club. “Cycling UK has championed the cause of cycling for more than 140 years.”

Cycle Bristol CTC – “Cycle Bristol CTC, the local member group of Cycling UK, formerly The Cyclists’ Touring Club, which is Britain’s oldest and largest national cycling organisation.” Find advice and rides here including group rides you can get involved in.

Let’s Ride (British Cycling) – Lists of rides around Bristol and guided rides happening

A Forgotten Landscape – Walking routes and history about the Severnside area

Blaise Castle walks – see the walking leaftet here

TravelWest walks – Check out Severn Beach Circular
Walk
or Sea Mills to Shirehampton

Network Updates – Keep up to date with the walking and cycling routes across here are on our Network updates page

Cycling routes

Patchway Station to Western Approach Industrial Area

Distance: 5.8 Miles each way.

This route takes you on roads and cycle paths to the Industrial area in Severn Beach. You set off from Patchway station and use an underpass to go under the busy Gloucester rd. You can then cross the roundabout in Patchway town using the crossing points if you prefer not to ride on the roundabout. (Google will tell you to use the road so keep your eye out for the crossings if you prefer.)

You will then need to negotiate Cribs Causeway which fortunately has many pavement bike paths and Toucan crossings for bikes.

You will reach Farm Ln after Cribs Causeway which is a recently ungraded section of bike path with great views.

Full route on Google here

Avonmouth Station to Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Distance: 2.3 Miles each way.

This route follows the quiet roads behind Avonmouth and leads into Lawrence Weston after crossing The Portway roundabout using the Toucan crossing (the google maps route will try and take you on the road here so use the crossing points instead as it’s a very busy roundabout).

You then ride a short way on Avonmouth rd, turn left onto Barack’s Ln and join the Lawrence Weston Greenway, which Is a great traffic free section with a BMX track too! You then follow the Greenway all the way to the farm, taking care when crossing Kings Weston Ln.

Here is a link to the Farm’s website where you can find out about what’s on at the farm!

Full route on Google here

Avonmouth Station to The Lamplighter’s pub

Distance: 3 mile return -approx 40 minutes

Note: The route doesnt appear on google so instead navigate to here from Avonmouth to find the start.

A leisurely walk or cycle from Avonmouth to The Lamplighters pub through Lamplighter’s Marsh Local Nature Reserve. Get views of the Avon river and any wildlife that may pass you by!

More info here: https://www.aforgottenlandscape.org.uk/projects/lamplighters-walk/

Click here to download the walk leaflet.

Avonmouth Station to Severn Beach Station

Distance 7.8 miles – 40 minutes approx

After Avonmouth you will cross The Portway roundabout using the Toucan crossing (the google maps route will try and take you on the road here so use the crossing points instead as it’s a very busy roundabout).

You then join the Lawrence Weston Greenway (route 41), which Is a great traffic free section leading to Lawrence Weston. You then you join the road and rejoin the 41 shortly after taking you up into the industrial park on traffic free paths with views. The network of paths will take you safely to Severn Beach after carefully negotiating some road crossings. There is a cafe and great views of the Severn! Full route here

Avonmouth to Portishead Beach

Distance: 15.7 Miles

This route takes you over the Avonmouth Bridge towards Portishead. You’ll ride on NCN route 41 across the bridge then follow signs for NCN 26 which will take you to Portishead and the Beach!

On your return you head to Clapton-in-Gordano and turn left onto the  NCN 410 which takes you all the way to Pill. From here you rejon the 41 back over the bridge into Avonmouth. 

This route uses part of Sustrans’ Avon Cycleway

Navigate the route here

Walks

Avonmouth station to The Lamplighters pub

3 mile return – 1 hour approx

Note: The route doesnt appear on google so instead navigate to here from Avonmouth to find the start.

A leisurely walk or cycle from Avonmouth to The Lamplighters pub through Lamplighter’s Marsh Local Nature Reserve. Get views of the Avon river and any wildlife that may pass you by!

More info here: https://www.aforgottenlandscape.org.uk/projects/lamplighters-walk/

Click here to download the walk leaflet.

Lawrence Weston to route 41

3 Mile return – 1 hour approx

Suitable for a walk run or cycle, this takes you past allotments fields and water channels popular with water voles! There’s plenty of windturbies too!

The track is easy to folloow and eventually you will reach the industrial park when you can turn back.

Full route here

 

 

Avonmouth Station to Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Distance: 2.3 Miles each way.

This route follows the quiet roads behind Avonmouth and leads into Lawrence Weston after crossing The Portway roundabout using the Toucan crossing.

You then walk a short way on Avonmouth rd, turn left onto Barack’s Ln and join the Lawrence Weston Greenway, which Is a great traffic free walk with lots of green spaces. You then follow the Greenway all the way to the farm, taking care when crossing Kings Weston Ln. keep an eye out for side tracks to explore.

Here is a link to the Farm’s website where you can find out about what’s on at the farm!

Full route on Google here