Bristol and Bath Path

Route Details

  • From - To: Bristol to Bath
  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Terrain: Disused railway path, traffic free and flat. Tarmac surface.
  • Access: Bristol Temple Meads & Bath Spa railway stations link to the path
  • National Cycle Network: National Route 4

Route Description

This path begins in the historic port of Bristol, and passes via Mangotsfield, Warmley and Saltford before arriving in the heart of Bath.

The route was the first major project undertaken by Sustrans and is open to walkers and cyclists with access provided for disabled users.

The path also features a variety of sculptures (including a drinking giant!) and working steam engines at the old train station at Bitton.

You'll find ideal stopping points for drinks and snacks at Bitton and Warmley Stations, or you could enjoy a pub lunch at Saltford. 

In Bath, you'll find a variety of ways to spend the rest of your day including the Roman Baths, art galleries, shopping and Botanical Gardens.

And if the thought of the ride home seems a little too strenuous why not take the train back to Bristol Temple Meads.

Click here for PDF of Bristol and Bath path free leaflet.

For full details of access points, facilities and heritage, visit the Bristol Bath Railway Path's official website.

Things to see and do

The Bristol and Bath Railway Path is one of Sustrans Art Trails. Sustrans worked with artists Cod Steaks, Steve Joyce, Gordon Young, Barbara Disney, Kevin Hughes, Jim Paulsen to commission and install unique and memorable art. Read more about the Bristol and Bath Railway Path Art Trail.

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The immensely popular Bristol and Bath Railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities.

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