A list of local adventure ideas Zoe & Ellie can enjoy over lockdown.

Bath Skyline

Distance: 9.15km
Time to walk: 1.5 to 2 hours
Buggy or Sling: Sling

Overlooking the city, half way round the walk.

Starts at the Bath University car park, then takes you across the commons of Bath & through local woodlands.  About 2/3s in takes you closer to town, ideal for a detour to the shops for a break.

9.1 km Trail Walking Route on Strava
Bath Skyline is a 9.1 km Trail Walking Route created by Luke Merrett on July 26, 2020. It has a maximum elevation gain of 191 meters. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends.
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Leigh Woods Circular

Distance: 11.5km
Time to walk: 2 to 2.5 hours
Buggy or Sling: Sling

Entrance to Paradise Bottom

Visits three key areas in Leigh Woods:

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge Viewpoint
  • Paradise Bottom
  • The Grotto Viewpoint

Before following the river back to Nightingale Valley for a climb to the car park

11.3 km Trail Walking Route on Strava
Leigh Woods Circular is a 11.3 km Trail Walking Route created by Luke Merrett on November 6, 2020. It has a maximum elevation gain of 209 meters. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends.
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Spike Island

Distance: 6km
Time to walk: 1 to 1.5 hours
Buggy or Sling: Buggy

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Spike Island and Hotwells in the morning glow

Starts at the Wapping Warf car park, the goes west along Spike Island.

Takes you along the beautiful harbourside, through the ship yards, then along the promenade of Canon's Marsh.  At the end crosses the center and Queens Park before a short hop past St Mary Redcliffe

5.7 km Road Walking Route on Strava
Spike Island is a 5.7 km Road Walking Route created by Luke Merrett on January 8, 2020. It has a maximum elevation gain of 6 meters. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends.
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Avon Gully

Distance: 7km
Time to walk: 1.5 to 2 hours
Buggy or Sling: Sling

Abandoned tower in the Gully

Parking on the Promenade near the Suspension Bridge, takes you up to Clifton Observatory, before following the zig zag path down to the Portway.

Follows a walk along the Portway to the Avon Gully, then following the goat path (you may see wild goats!) back up to the Downs.

The climb ends at the Downs viewpoint over the Avon, before following Ladies Mile back to the car.

6.6 km Road Walking Route on Strava
Up The Gully is a 6.6 km Road Walking Route created by Luke Merrett on November 7, 2020. It has a maximum elevation gain of 124 meters. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends.
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Portishead Marina

Distance: 8km
Time to walk: 1.5 to 2 hours
Buggy or Sling: Sling

Lake opposite the River Severn in Portishead

Parking on Phoenix Way (normally spaces free, lots of parking in the surrounding estate), walks along the River Severn before hitting the Portishead Marina.  Walk goes over the hill through a wooded road to the Lake, then back round to the harbourside.

7.9 km Road Walking Route on Strava
Portishead Docks is a 7.9 km Road Walking Route created by Luke Merrett on November 7, 2020. It has a maximum elevation gain of 39 meters. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends.
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Snuff Mills

Distance: 4km
Time to walk: 1 to 1.5 hours
Buggy or Sling: Buggy

Entrance to Snuff Mills and the Frome Valley Walkway

Parking at the Snuff Mills car park, this out and back takes you along the River Frome through gorgeous kept parks and woodlands.

Mostly buggy friendly, thought gets rooty towards the end so you may need to turn back.

4.1 km Trail Walking Route on Strava
Snuff Mills is a 4.1 km Trail Walking Route created by Luke Merrett on November 7, 2020. It has a maximum elevation gain of 30 meters. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends.
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Purton Canals

Distance: 7km
Time to walk: 1.5 to 2 hours
Buggy or Sling: Sling

Ancient fortifications right out of Tolkien

Park either in the car park next to the lock, or along the road south east.  You can then take a walk along the gorgeous Gloucestershire canals, flanked by the River Severn.  Ends with a view over the river and a small lake.

You can do it with a buggy, however it is rough canal paths so may be too bumpy

7.0 km Trail Walking Route on Strava
Purton Canals is a 7.0 km Trail Walking Route created by Luke Merrett on November 7, 2020. It has a maximum elevation gain of 17 meters. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends.
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Saul Junction

Distance: 3km
Time to walk: 0.5 to 1 hours
Buggy or Sling: Sling

Along the Saul Junction canal path

This is where we use to go kayaking as kids.  Park at Saul Junction car park, then you have your choice of canal paths in 4 directions.  It is a beautiful set of canals and you can walk as far as you want in any direction.  There is also a cafe to get a snack.

2.6 km Trail Walking Route on Strava
Saul Junction is a 2.6 km Trail Walking Route created by Luke Merrett on November 7, 2020. It has a maximum elevation gain of 0 meters. Sign up for Strava to save this route and share it with your friends.
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