GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Pensford Viaduct

1 miles (2 km)

This short circular walk visits the impressive Pensford Viaduct from the Somerset village of the same name. The route runs for just over a mile, passing the structure with views of the River Chew to enjoy on the way.
The walk starts in the pretty little village of Pensford where you can pick up the Two Rivers Way long distance footpath. Follow the trail west and it will take you along the river to the viaduct. The now disused viaduct was built in 1874 to carry theBristol and North Somerset Railwayover the valley of theRiver Chew. The Grade IIlisted building is 995 feet (303m) long, reaches a maximum height of 95 feet (29m) to rail level and consists of sixteen arches.
The route continues west to Byemills Farm where you can cross the river. Here you can pick up the Three Peaks Walk and follow it east back into the village.
To extend your walking in the area you can follow the Three Peaks Walk about a mile to the east to visit Lord's Wood where you'll find some nice woodland trails. Just beyond the woods you'll find Hunstrete House with grounds includingHunstrete Lake, a walled gardenand anicehousewhich is also a listed building.
If you head west from the village along the Two Rivers Way you can visit Chew Magna and the lovely Chew Valley Lake where there is a delightful nature trail to try. The Community Forest Path also passes through the area and will take you on a tour of the countryside, villages and historic estates around Bristol.

Pensford Viaduct OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pensford Viaduct Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Pensford Viaduct MMB 04

Pensford Viaduct 1

Pensford Viaduct (1873). - panoramio

Pensford Viaduct 2

Pensford MMB 01

The River Chew and old bridge in Pensford

Pensford High Street, from lock-up

High Street, Pensford. St Thomas A Beckett Church and Pensford Viaduct in distance.

The old bridge Pensford - panoramio

The old bridge Pensford

Upstream River Chew, Pensford old bridge - geograph.org.uk - 554815

Upstream River Chew, Pensford old bridge

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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