St Philips Greenway / Whitchurch Railway Path

Ability lvl:

Moderate

Approx. Time:

1 - 2 hours

Length:

5.3 miles

Ride on two little known off road cycle paths and view a mix of significant historic transport sites, mixed with some havens of urban wildlife and tranquillity.

  • Queen Square
  • This section of the Brunel Mile was opened in early 2008 as part of the celebrations of 200 years since the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
  • The original Temple Meads station immediately abuts the main road. This was built in 1840 by Brunel and is the oldest surviving railway terminus in the world.
  • The St Philips Greenway is a haven for wildlife and tranquillity in the heart of the city.
  • The former Brislington Depot of Bristol Tramways.
  • Whitchurch Railway Path runs along the line of the former Bristol & North Somerset Railway. This line ran between Bristol andFrome, but closed in 1968.
  • Horseworld is a charitable organisation that cares for neglected horses, ponies and donkeys. You can pay an entrance fee to have a look around and support the charity.
  • Enjoy a well earned rest by at Dean Music Shop, which has a small cafe area within the shop
  • The Stockwood Greenway runs through Stockwood Nature Reserve, which is a preserved area of old farmland.

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