Pilning & Severn Beach

Severn Beach

Ability lvl:

Moderate

Approx. Time:

1 - 1.5 hours

Length:

12 miles

A lovely ride through the countryside towards the River Severn taking in beautiful landscapes and views of the impressive Severn Bridges.

  • 50 years ago, Severn Beach was the popular weekend destination of hundreds of Bristolians and people from the Midlands. Some beach cafés and children’s playgrounds still exist as evidence of its past.
  • There is a Severn Bridges Visitor Centre, open at weekends and by appointment on weekdays.
  • A ferry crossing existed at Aust for approximately 2000 years in various locations. The Aust ferry closed in 1855 after a major incident. It reopened in 1924 until the opening of the M48 toll bridge in 1966.
  • There is a cliff above the village of Aust that, after a rockfall or a storm, is popular with fossil collectors.

We would like to acknowledge the work of CTC in creating this route

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