Route 244 is known locally as the Two Tunnels Greenway and is a short traffic-free path that connects Bath to Midford.

This route connects with National Route 4 and National Route 24 and is part of the Bath Two Tunnels Circuit.

Starting from East Twerton, it follows the disused railway trackbed of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway through the Bath suburb of Oldfield Park to the Devonshire Tunnel. It emerges into Lyncombe Vale before entering the Combe Down Tunnel and then coming out to cross Tucking Mill Viaduct at Tucking Mill into Midford.

The route takes in two disused railway tunnels, the Devonshire Tunnel and the Combe Down tunnel.

At 1672 metres Combe Down is the longest traffic-free cycling tunnel in Europe. Travelling through it you'll experience an extraordinary audio-visual installation, Passage by United Visual Artists.

Both tunnels are well lit, have a sealed surface and are wide enough for pedestrians and cyclists to comfortably use the route in harmony.

This new route is part of Sustrans’ UK-wide project to extend the National Cycle Network into the heart of thousands of communities across the UK. The community based Two Tunnels Group and local Sustrans volunteers are working to further improve the path with new facilities, plants and artwork.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 244 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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