Short Adventures from London - No 1 - Cycle and Walk the Avon Valley
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Recipe for perfect 2 day trip.
Day 1 9am train from Paddington to Bradford on Avon -3 hrs .
Rent bicycle from Towpath Trails nr stn.
Cycle 12 miles (90 mins) on towpath east to locks at Devizes. with lunch stop at Barge Inn.
Return bikes & walk 1.5 miles along river west to Cross Guns Inn Avoncliff.
After breakfast follow the 5 mile '2 Valleys Walk' from the hotel via Freshford Inn & Ilford Manor. Return to hotel, then catch the 350 pm train to Paddington from Avoncliff station.
The Avoncliff Pub is a 17th century Alehouse located with the Avon River on its frontage and the canal at its rear. It has cute accommodation, a great beer garden, reasonable food and the only sound you hear at night is the water washing over the weir. And it is just 3 minutes walk from the station.