GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Festival Way Cycle Path

6 miles (10 km)

This largely traffic free route runs along National Cycle 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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Festival Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Newly opened "Festival Way" near Ashton Gate, Bristol - - 2254181

Ashton Gate, Bristol

Festival Way cycle path approaching the New Cut in Bristol - - 2254183

Approaching the New Cut in Bristol

Festival Way footpath-cycleway from Ashton Bridge, Bristol - - 2254188

Trail view

Ashton Court Mansion in Ashton Court Estate - - 570535

Ashton Court Mansion. Ashton Court Estate was acquired by Bristol City Council in 1959, but the place has a long history. There is clear evidence of the ridged strips of Saxon fields, but with the coming of William the Conqueror the area was transferred into Norman ownership. In 1392 Thomas de Lyons was granted a licence to enclose his lands and make a park, the foundation of the modern one.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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