The River Avon Trail

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Approx. Time:

1 - 2 hours


5.8 miles

Once you reach the river a virtually traffc free route out into the country.

  • Queen Square.
  • The Temple Quay development is built upon the site of former railways sidings and derelict industrial areas.
  • Netham Park was once home to the Netham Chemical Works. The raised up nature of the park was created from waste products produced by the factory and was locally known as The Brillos.
  • Troopers Hill rises up to your left at this point. Its name may have come from soldiers being camped there during the Civil War. It has a long industrial heritage and you can still see evidence through the chimney and sections of walls.
  • From Conham River Park you can catch a ferry during Summer months and visit Beese’s tea gardens on the other side of the river.
  • Avon Valley Woodlands is a large nature reserve with a plethora of wildlife. Keep an eye out for the kingfshers.
  • Hanham Lock is the frst one on the Kennet and Avon Canal and the two pubs here give you a perfect excuse to stop and have a rest.