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Canal barge on blue backgroundRiver Avon Trail

Bath & NE Somerset, Bristol, N Somerset

40 km / 25 miles
Following the river upstream from the historic harbour village of Pill close to the river's 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.


Waymark: Canal barge on blue background
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Canal barge on blue background
Attributes: Average Gradients
Industrial History
Start: ST525761 - Pill, N Somerset View on StreetMap
Finish: ST752650 - Pulteney Bridge, Bath, Bath & NE Somerset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: River Avon Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download River Avon Trail  (Avon Frome Partnership  - 2004 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 172
OS Landranger Active 172
OS Explorer 154, 155
OS Explorer Active 154, 155

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Route Profile:

41.1 km (25.5 miles)
473 m (1,552 ft) ascent
47 m (154 ft)  maximum height

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