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Kennet & Avon Canal Cycle Route

Where: Bristol to Reading via Bath
Distance: 100 miles (160km)
Level: Easy
Type: Mainly greenway / Linear
Accommodation: 25 Places
Kennet & Avon Canal Cycle Route

This is a perfect route for inexperienced cyclists looking to do a long distance route. From West to East it follows the famous Bristol and Bath Railway Path before joining the tranquil Kennet & Avon Canal and is pretty much entirely flat and the way to Reading.

There is an on-road section in the middle but the roads are very quiet. Not suitable for some race road bikes due to slightly rough surfaces in places.



Welcome to Enneywevers, Bristol's only camp site for tents. Located within a pocket of tranquility, 1 mile from the city centre the site is ideal for touring cyclists passing through Bristol.

Location: 5 Boiling Wells Lane, St werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9XY, Bristol.

Contact: 07774486648

YHA Bristol

For good accommodation in Bristol city centre, this backpackers hostel makes a perfect base. Explore the harbourside and old city areas, visit the magnificent Avon Gorge - Brunel’s suspension bridge.

Location: 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, Bristol.

Contact: 0845 371 9726

The Greenhouse B&B

The Greenhouse is a 4* Gold organic and Fairtrade B&B in Central Bristol. It offers 6 twin or double bedrooms - all newly refurbished in 2014. Locked, secure storage for up to 4 bicycles.

Location: 61 Greenbank Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1RJ, Bristol.

Contact: 0117 902 9166

Circles B&B

Cycle friendly accommodation in the centre of Pewsey conveniently located half way between Bristol and Reading on the NCR 4. We offer safe storage of cycles, evening meals and energising breakfast

Location: 15 High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AF, Wiltshire.

Contact: 01672 569390

Church Farm Country Cottages

Eight cottages sleeping 2, 4 or 12 on working farm. Indoor heated pool. Bath 5 miles. Bradford on Avon 2 miles. Kennet & Avon canal 3/4 mile. Village pub, family farm shop/cafe and shop all under 500m

Location: Church Farm, Winsley, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2JH, Wiltshire.

Contact: 01225 722246

YHA Bath

Famed for its grand Georgian architecture and hot springs, Bath is a World Heritage City of many contrasts. It also offers a vibrant nightlife and progressive counter culture to round off your

Location: Bathwick Hill, Bath, BA2 6JZ, Bath and Somerset.

Contact: 0845 3719303

White Horse Walking Holidays - Southdown B&B

4 star Silver-rated B&B in rural location 1 mile from K&A Canal Cycle Route (4), within easy reach of all local attractions. On edge of North Wessex Downs & stunning views, woodand & nature reserves.

Location: Southdown, Roundway Village, Devizes, SN10 2HY, Wiltshire.

Contact: 01380726830

The Clifton Hotel Bristol

The Clifton is a vibrant Bristol City Centre Hotel with popular restaurant, bar and cafe all on site. It's not just a hotel, it's also a venue for the local people of the Clifton area.

Location: St Paul's Rd, Bristol, BS8 1LX, Bristol.

Contact: 0117 973 6882

The Washington

The Washington is Bristol's most popular Guest House, benefiting from being part of the Clifton Hotel group, whilst maintaining a welcoming homely feel. A hearty breakfast comes included in all rates.

Location: 11-15 St Paul's Rd, Bristol, BS8 1LX, Bristol.

Contact: 0117 973 3980

Grove Lodge

Grove Lodge B&B (1788) is a Grade 11 Listed , Georgian villa , convenient for the nearby Kennet and Avon canal tow path . It offers AA 4 Star accommodation and secure bike storage.

Location: 11 Lambridge, Bath, BA1 6BJ, Bath and Somerset.

Contact: 01225 310860

Tichborne's Farm Cottages

We now have 4 luxury Self Catering Cottages available for holidays, short breaks and weekends, each with Wi-Fi Internet Access available 24/7 and just a couple of miles from Route 4 on Sustrans maps.

Location: Etchilhampton, Devizes, SN10 3JL, Wiltshire.

Contact: 01380 862971

Knights Folly Camp Site

We are a small, friendly Camping and Caravanning Club site overlooking the Bristol to Bath cycle path (route 4) running alongside the Avon Valley Steam Railway. Site is level with toilet and shower.

Location: Knights Folly Farm, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HX, Gloucestershire.

Contact: 07855474596

En Route

Single room in house with view of route 4 at Bathampton, with vegetarian breakfast. Use of bathroom . Also space for up to 3 people in cosy yurt with bedding and outdoor kitchen away from house.

Location: 5 Chapel Row, Bathampton, Bath, BA2 6TB, Bath and Somerset.

Contact: 01225 460876

The Rodney Hotel Bristol

The Rodney Hotel is a fine Georgian Townhouse in the desirable Clifton Village area of Bristol. Close to both Brunel's famous Clifton Suspenison Bridge over the Avon Gorge and Bristol Zoo.

Location: 4 Rodney Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HY, Avon.

Contact: 0117 973 5422

Clifton Quarters

Clifton Quarters offers short term rental accommodation in 3 Grade-II listed town houses in the Clifton area. Minimum stays of 7 Nights.

Location: 5 Westbourne Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RZ, Bristol.

Contact: 0117 923 7947

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa

A four star hotel in a central location and boasting stunning views of the city's harbour. The Hotel comprises of 275 well appointed bedrooms, on-site Spa, fitness suite and 14 metre swimming pool.

Location: Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ, Bristol.

Contact: 01179 689 900


17th century family run public house serving good pub food and cask marque accredited real ales. Close to Wessex Ridgeway on the edge of Salisbury plain.

Location: 26/28 HIGH STREET, MARKET LAVINGTON, SN10 4AG, Wiltshire.

Contact: 01380813235

Greenbank Rooms

Simple, quiet, clean accommodation with safe bike parking close to the Bristol/Bath Cycle Path. Two double bedrooms, one with an extra single bed. Tea, coffee, wifi and cable tv in each room

Location: 13 Greenbank Road, Greenbank, Bristol, BS5 6EZ, Bristol.

Contact: +44(0) 117 378 9544

Westfield House

Location: 37 Stoke Hill, Bristol, BS9 1LQ, Bristol.

Contact: 0117 9626119

Bristol Backpackers

Location: 17 St Stephen's Street, Bristol, BS1 1EQ, Bristol.

Contact: 0117 925 7900

The Berkeley Square Hotel Bristol

The Berkeley Square is Bristol's first art hotel. It offers boutique accommodation just a 5 minute walk (or 2 minute cycle) from Bristol City Centre, in the popular Clifton area.

Location: 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HB, Bristol.

Contact: 0117 925 4000

Bloomfield Avenue Homestay

A lovely room in a house just 200m from from the entrance of the newly opened two tunnels on route 244.

Location: 66 Bloomfield Avenue, Bath, BA2 3AA, Bath and Somerset.

Contact: 07791 243140

Rosemundy Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Right alongside Route 4, at Brickham Bridge within Devizes, with secure storage and a welcome tea and homemade cake. Rosemundy Cottage is AA 4 star quality and many awards inc Breakfast and Gold Green

Location: London Road (Brickham Bridge,137), Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2DS, Wiltshire.

Contact: 01380 727122

Arches Hotel

Location: 132 Cotham Brow, Bristol, BS6 6AE, Bristol.

Contact: 0117 924 7398

Vine Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Situated in a quiet country lane with a warm welcome . AA 4 star with breakfast award. eco friendly with gold green business award. Safe cycle storage and clothes drying/warming cupboard + sauna.

Location: 26 Bunnies Lane, Rowde, Devizes, SN10 2QB, Wiltshire.

Contact: 01380 728360

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