Short Adventures from London - No 1 - Cycle and Walk the Avon Valley
Recipe for perfect 2 day trip. Day 1 9am train from Paddington to Bradford on Avon -3 hrs . Rent bicycle from Towpath Trails nr stn. Cycle 12 miles (90 mins) on towpath east to locks at Devizes. with lunch stop at Barge Inn. Return bikes & walk 1.5 miles along river west to Cross Guns Inn Avoncliff. Day 2. After breakfast follow the 5 mile '2 Valleys Walk' from the hotel via Freshford Inn & Ilford Manor. Return to hotel, then catch the 350 pm train to Paddington from Avoncliff station.
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