Festival Way

Description
This largely traffic free route runs along National Cycle Network Route 33 from Bristol to Nailsea.
You start off in the centre of Bristol and soon pick up a lovely riverside path along the River Avon. Soon after you enter the splendid Ashton Court Park where you will find850 acres of woodland, grassland and deer park. The route is so named because of the use of the Ashton Court Estate for various festivals such as a Kite Festival and a Balloon Festival. In the park there are two very good mountain bike trails. There is a blue (moderate) grade route with small rock steps, rollers (bumps) and berms (banked corners). There's also a more difficult red graded route for experienced mountain bikers.
After leaving the park you continue you through the village of Long Ashton before heading into Nailsea on Blackwell Bow.
The pretty Tyntesfield House is not far from this final section of the route and worth a short detour if you have time.

Festival Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Festival Way Aerial Photo View Map

   
Distance6 miles (10 km)
Difficulty*
Joining RoutesTyntesfield House, Ashton Court Park
Memory Map RouteFestival Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

GPX File

Festival Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')
Route Photos
River Avon, Bristol
The Mansion on Ashton Court Estate
Flax Bourton
Blackwell Bow, near Nailsea

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Map (Route in Red)
Aerial Photo View of this route

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