Bristol Bath Railway Path

The Path is many things to many people - an integral commuting route, an attractive leisure path and an important wildlife corridor. Ride, see artworks and enjoy the landscape on a virtual journey created by Bath resident and cyclist Paul Stephens

The Railway Path begins in central Bristol and loops north towards Fishponds. The Path continues through Staple Hill Tunnel, which is lit from 5am to 8.30pm. The Path then emerges into South Gloucestershire passing through Mangotsfield, Warmley and Bitton. The last stretch traverses through the Bath & North East Somerset countryside, passing through Saltford before reaching Newbridge, in Bath. There is also a spur off the Path at Mangotsfield which follows the line of the old railway through Shortwood and up to Coxgrove Hill (just west of Pucklechurch).

Today, the Path is a 3m wide tarmaced surface from end to end and an attractive leisure and commuting route. The Path is also an important wildlife corridor. Discover some fascinating history, visit intriguing places nearby, connect to other walks and trails and refresh yourself at several points along the way.

Bristol Bath Railway path website


Route type: Family trail