Recently voted one of the Top 20 Cycle Routes in Britain, The Two Tunnels Walk in Bath is a designated cycle route offers wonderful views into the idyllic countryside surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage City. The route also offers views over the glowing Georgian sandstone crescents symbolic of Bath along its four-mile stretch of disused railway line.
The original working railway closed in 1996, with new life being pumped into its renovation from 2010, before re-opening as The Two Tunnels route in the spring of 2013. Emerging from the other side of the Devonshire tunnel you are immersed deep into a wooded valley.
Leaving behind Lyncombe Vale, you will then go on to pass deep underground more than a mile through the Combe Down Tunnel, known to be the longest of its kind in Britain. The route concludes as you travel over the lovingly restored Tucking Mill viaduct, where a warm welcome awaits you at Tucking Mill’s tranquil self-catering cottages.
This scenic route links into the National Cycle Network and allows for onward access to neighbouring regions such as Bournemouth, Bristol and Radstock. Whether you choose to explore this scenic trail on-foot or by bike, this favoured path does not disappoint for its easy access and splendid views.