ST6867 : Bristol and Bath cycle path crossing River Avon at Saltford

taken 1 year ago, near to Saltford, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

Bristol and Bath cycle path crossing River Avon at Saltford
Bristol and Bath cycle path crossing River Avon at Saltford
Saltford road, rail, river and cycle routes
Close together at Saltford are four routes between Bristol and Bath: the canalised River Avon, the A4 historically the Great Road or Bath Road, the main railway from London to the west, and the former freight line of Midland Railway (later LMS), now the Bristol and Bath Railway Path which was the precursor of the Sustrans cycle routes. A walk "Connecting Cities" with descriptions of these routes is published by the Royal Geographical Society in LinkExternal link .
River Avon (Bristol)
The River Avon is a river in the south west. To distinguish it from a number of other rivers of the same name, this river is often also known as the Bristol Avon. The name "Avon" is a derivation of the Welsh word afon, "river".
The Avon rises just north of the village of Acton Turville in South Gloucestershire, before flowing through Wiltshire. In its lower reaches from Bath to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth near Bristol the river is navigable and known as the Avon Navigation. The river passes through both Bath and Bristol.
The Avon is the 19th longest river in the UK at 75 miles although there are just 19 miles as the crow flies between the source and its mouth in the Severn Estuary. The catchment area is 2,220 square kilometres.
The National Cycle Network
The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads.[2] In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cycle Route 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6881 6735 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.2588N 2:26.9868W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6883 6731
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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