Bristol to Bath Rail Trail run   4 comments

Bristol Bath Rail Trail graffito 5

Marathon training schedule required a 12 miler one day this weekend (9 the other day) and the Holiday Run Streak demands 3 per day.  I wanted something more interesting than loops from the house for  a 15 mile trip so I caught the train to Bath and trekked out toward Bristol along the Avon tow path and the Bristol/Bath Rail-to-Trail path.

Bristol Bath Rail Trail Ras Tafari marker

 

The total was 15.4 miles and 3 pubs (the Bird in Hand at about 10.2 miles, the Dolphin at about 13, and the Vic at roughly 14).  Protected from howling winds by the trees and topography for most of the route — and from the rain for all but a few miles at the turnaround end of things — I was able to take in the sights.

Bristol Bath Rail Trail graffito 7

Truly there is natural beauty all around as you head through the hills on the nearly flat grade of the rail bed and tow path.  The Cotswolds and farmland and villages spring up at intervals and are complemented by the old rail structures and waterway accoutrements.

Bristol Bath Rail Trail graffito 3

But, I’m a big fan of well thought out graffiti and there is an abundance at the Bath end of things.

Bristol Bath Rail Trail graffito 2

 

Bristol Bath Rail Trail graffito 1

Bye, thanks for coming.

Bristol Bath Rail Trail graffito 4

 

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Posted November 29, 2015 by Drunken Bunny in Running, Tourism

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