Chipping Sodbury and Yate Loop

Ability lvl:

Moderate

Approx. Time:

1.5 - 2 hours

Length:

9.3 miles

Cycle through the historic town of Chipping Sodbury and neighbouring Yate and along nearby quiet rural roads.

  • During the 19th and 20th centuries limestone, coal and celestine (spar) were mined from beneath Yate.
  • This led to the building of Yate Station which was founded by a wealthy collier to transport his coal to Bristol. This was the first railway into Bristol.
  • Chipping Sodbury is one of the 4 original market towns in South Gloucestershire. Some properties within Chipping Sodbury still own parts of Sodbury Common, which dates back to when parts of the common made up a park, recorded in the Doomsday book. This allows owners to keep animals on the common during certain times of the year.