Ride 2: Avon Calling

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Ride Information

START: Frome station, Station Approach, Wallbridge BA11 1RE, 51.227314, -2.309997

FINISH: Avoncliff station BA15 2HD, 51.339576, -2.281899

DISTANCE: 27.6 miles/44.5km

ASCENT: 3133ft/955m


TERRAIN: Dirt bridle track, quiet byways and lanes, traffic-free tarmac through the Greenway, and stony tow path.
Moderate climbs get steeper around Bath, with a flat towpath to the end.

NAVIGATION: Easy. With quiet road sections, signed bridle paths and NCN 24 waymarks, this route shouldn’t present
any problems. On the wooded descent north of Faulkland take an unsigned right at a crossroads; a little further on,
along the bridleway to Wellow, as you climb keep the hedgerow on your left and don’t descend until you have passed
the Long Barrow mound on your left. OS Landranger maps 142 and 155 cover all but the final canal section.


Ordnance Survey Map

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Open Street Map with information markers and elevation

Book Map


Download .GPX file (right click to download)

Download map.pdf from the book (right click to download)

How to navigate using .GPX files

Eat & Drink

The Talbot, Selwood Street, Mells, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3PN, 01373 812254, www.talbotinn.com
Cross Guns, Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2HB, 01225 862335, www.crossguns.net


The Castle Inn, Mount Pleasant, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1SJ, 01225 865657, www.flatcappers.co.uk
Pitchperfect, Woolverton, Somerset, BA2 7QU, 01373 830733, www.pitchperfectcamping.co.uk
Bivvy: Claverton Down


The Walled Garden, Selwood Street, Mells, Somerset, BA11 3PN, 01373 812597, www.thewalledgardenatmells.co.uk
Cycology, The Old Courthouse, Waterloo, Frome, BA11 3FE, 01373 469590, www.cycologybikes.co.uk

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