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

Pubs/Cafes

You could enjoy a pit stop at The Angel Inn in Long Ashton. The late 15th century pub has a cosy interior with large fires for colder days. Outside there's a marquee which is illuminated with stunning fairy lights.They serve good quality food and a good selection of drinks. You can find the pub at postcode BS41 9LT for your sat navs. The inn is Dog Friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Newly opened "Festival Way" near Ashton Gate, Bristol - geograph.org.uk - 2254181

Ashton Gate, Bristol

Festival Way cycle path approaching the New Cut in Bristol - geograph.org.uk - 2254183

Approaching the New Cut in Bristol

Festival Way footpath-cycleway from Ashton Bridge, Bristol - geograph.org.uk - 2254188

Trail view from Ashton Bridge

Ashton Court Mansion in Ashton Court Estate - geograph.org.uk - 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.

No motorbikes on Festival Way, Flax Bourton - geograph.org.uk - 4176005

Path and sign at Flax Bourton.

Tree at a bend in Festival Way, Flax Bourton - geograph.org.uk - 4176085

Tree at a bend in Festival Way, Flax Bourton

Field near Backwell Green - geograph.org.uk - 3240849

Field near Backwell Green

Brook Farm near Backwell - geograph.org.uk - 4176244

Brook Farm near Backwell

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Festival Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Festival Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)