Bradley Stoke Loop

Three Brooks Nature Reserve

Ability lvl:

Expert

Approx. Time:

3 - 3.5 hours

Length:

23 miles

Starting in Bradley Stoke, cycle through this family town to enjoy countryside views before cycling back into subarban life.

  • The Willow Brook Centre is the new heart of Bradley Stoke, opening in 2008. The shopping centre is home to various shops, restaurants and coffee shops. There is a pleasant own square to sit in and ample cycle parking.
  • Bradley Stoke is built around the Three Brooks Nature Reserve. The Nature Reserve is a lovely place to walk or cycle and look out for wildlife. It is made up of three brooks, a lake, woodlands, a marsh and grasslands. Near the lakes the Tump, meaning ‘hillock’ or ‘mound’. The Bradley Stoke Tump was created by the spoil left over from creating the second Severn Bridge Crossing.
  • Along this cycle route you will come across The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. The Mall opened in March 1998 and since then has been a bustling centre for shopping and socialising. It is home to some of the best in retail including Marks and Spencer and John Lewis as well as numerous places to eat and coffee shops. Next to the Mall is the Venue, entertainment complex and two retail parks.
  • Patchway was once farmland with a few cottages and Victorian houses. Development started at the end of the 1930s and continued into the 1960s. Patchway became a parish, separate from the Parish of Almondsbury, in 1953 and in 1997 the parish became a town to reflect the growing population.

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